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This page lists some of the books that we have in our research library and that we have consulted to produce the images and information on this website. We currently are working to complete and update our catalog with all of the details that are needed for a proper citation.

Presented more or less in the Chicago style. (The title in bold to make it easier to read) v. followed by a number indicates the volume number for multi volume works.

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Author unknown or missing. Beitrage zur Erforschung des Odenwaldes und seiner Randlandschaften, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Title Translation: Explorations of the Odenwald and its Area

Language: German

refReference ID:222


Author unknown or missing. Blason Ou Art Heraldique From Diderot's Enclopedia, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:196


Author unknown or missing. Genealogieen Van - Voornamelijk - Nederlandse Geslachten, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Title Translation: Catalog of Mainly Dutch Genealogy

Language: Dutch

Topic: Heraldry, Netherlands, Dutch

refReference ID:82


Author unknown or missing. Grobes Wappen-Bilder-Lexikon der burgerlichen Geschlechter, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Title Translation: Illustrated Coats of Arms Encyclopedia

Language: German

Topic: Heraldry, German

refReference ID:211


Author unknown or missing. Herby Rodów Polskich, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1990.

Title Translation: Polish Coats of Arms

Language: Polish, English

Topic: Heraldry, Polish

refReference ID:89


Author unknown or missing. Legende der Heiligen Gottes (Cover) or Heiligen-Legende (Title Page), Milwaukee, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Legends of Catholic Saints for daily use, with images, doctrine and prayer.

Title Translation: Legends of the Saints of God

Language: German

Topic: Mythology, Catholic, Christian

refReference ID:186


Author unknown or missing. Legends of Norseland, Edited by: Pratt, Mara L., Boston, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Mythology, Norse

Illustrated by: Chase, A.

refReference ID:146


Author unknown or missing. Les Travailleurs de La Mer, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Title Translation: The Travelers of the Ocean

Language: French

refReference ID:221


Author unknown or missing. Scots Kith and Kin, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition.

refReference ID:109


Author unknown or missing. Stadtarchiv frankfurt am main repertorien nr. 545 konrad bund Findbuch der epitaphienbucher und der wappenbucher (City Archives of Frankfurt), Original publication date unknown or missing.

Language: German

refReference ID:223


Author unknown or missing. The International Cyclopedia of Monograms, Chicago, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Alphabets, Initials, Crests, Coats of Arms, Emblems, Badges

refReference ID:171


Author unknown or missing. The International Cyclopedia of Monograms, Chicago, Original publication date unknown or missing.

A collection of alphabets, initials, cyphers, types, crests, coats of arms, emblems, badges, shields, decorations.

Topic: Illustration

refReference ID:246


Allcock, Hubert. Heraldic Design, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1962.

Heraldic design, its origins, ancient forms and modern usage.

refReference ID:238


Arthur Charles Fox-Davies. A Complete Guide to Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1978.

Topic: Heraldry, English, Scottish

refReference ID:101


Arthur Hall. The Manual of Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing, 4th Edition.

Topic: Heraldry Dictionary

refReference ID:29


Bain, Robert. Clans and Tartans, Glasgow, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1986 abridged edition, 1991 reprint.

A short writeup about each clan, a small illustration of the clan crest badge with the blazon and motto as well as a small image of the tartan.

Topic: History, Scotland, Clans and Tartans

refReference ID:5


Bain, Robert. Clans and Tartans of Scotland, Glasgow, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1990.

A short writeup about each clan, a small illustration of the clan crest badge with the blazon and motto as well as a small image of the tartan.

Topic: History, Scotland, Clans and Tartans

refReference ID:7


Baker, Richard. A Chronicle of the Kings of England, , 1679.

A chronicle of the kings of England, from the time of the Roman government, unto the death of King James. Containing all passages of state and church, with all other observations proper for a chronicle

refReference ID:228


Bardsley, Charles Wareing . A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames with Special American Instances, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1901.

An alphabetical list of names with note on variants and origin

Topic: Heraldry, English, Welsh, American

refReference ID:96


Berry, William. Encyclopoedia Heraldica v.1, London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Selected Blazons, a dictionary of heraldic terms and an ordinary of arms.

Topic: English

refReference ID:129


Birch, Samuel. Ancient Pottery and Porcelain v.2, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1858.

Ancient Pottery, Egyptian, Assyrian, and Greek. Volume 2 Greek continued, Etruscan, Roman, Celtic, Teutonic & Scandinavian

Topic: History, Pottery

refReference ID:229


Bolton, Charles Knowles . Bolton's American Armory, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition 1964.

A record of Coats of Arms which have been in use within the present bounds of the United States

Topic: Heraldry, American

refReference ID:50


Boutell, Charles. A Manual of Heraldry Historical and Popular, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1863.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:105


Bulfinch, Thomas. Age of Chivalry, Edited by: Scott, J. Loughran, Philadelphia, Original publication date unknown or missing, New, Revised and Enlarged Edition (1900).

King Artur and His Knights - Some history and a lot of myth.

refReference ID:95


Bulfinch, Thomas. The Age of Fable, Edited by: Hale, Edward Everett, Boston, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1894 Second Ed. Revised and enlarged.

The Age of Fable or the Beauties of Mythology

refReference ID:240


Burke, Bernard. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1878.

An alphabetical list of blazons for names from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:191


Burke, Bernard. The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales, Ramsbury, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1989.

An alphabetical list of blazons for names from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Topic: Heraldry, English, Scottish, Irish, Welsh

refReference ID:97


Burke, Bernard. The Peerage and Baronetage, Edited by: Burke, Ashworth P., London, , Sixty-third Edition 1901.

A genealogical and heraldic dictionary of the peerage and baronetage, the privy council, knightage and companionage.

Topic: Heraldic Dictionary

refReference ID:65


Campos, Jacques-André. Schnieper. Diccionario de Heraldica, San Rafael, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Title Translation: Dictionary of Heraldry

Language: Spanish

Topic: Heraldry, Spanish

refReference ID:168


Charles Norton Elvin. A Dictionary of Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:165


Charles Norton Elvin. A Dictionary of Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1994 Reprint.

Topic: Heraldry, Dictionary

refReference ID:59


Chaundler, Christine. The Red Book of Saints, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1958 Third Edition.

refReference ID:241


Clement, Clara Erskine. A Handbook of Legendary and Mythological Art, Boston, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1893 24th Edition.

Topic: Mythology

refReference ID:19


Coffey, George. Guide to the Celtic Antiquities of the Christian Period, Dublin, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition.

Descriptions and illustrations of Celtic antiquities.

Topic: Art, Celtic

refReference ID:112


Crollalanza, G. B. Di . Dizionario Strico-Blasonico delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane Estinte e Fiorenti v.1, Bologna, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Alphabetical List of Blazons. A-K

Title Translation: Dictionary of Historical Blazons of Noble and Notable Families of Italy, Extinct and Thriving v.1

Language: Italian

Topic: Heraldry, Blazons, Italian

refReference ID:92


Crollalanza, G. B. Di. Dizionario Strico-Blasonico delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane Estinte e Fiorenti v.2, Bologna, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Alphabetical List of Blazons. L-S

Title Translation: Dictionary of Historical Blazons of Noble and Notable Families of Italy, Extinct and Thriving v.2

Language: Italian

Topic: Heraldry, Blazons, Italian

refReference ID:93


Crollalanza, G. B. Di. Dizionario Strico-Blasonico delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane Estinte e Fiorenti v.3, Bologna, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Alphabetical List of Blazons. T-Z and Suplement

Title Translation: Dictionary of Historical Blazons of Noble and Notable Families of Italy, Extinct and Thriving v.2

Language: Italian

Topic: Heraldry, Blazons, Italian

refReference ID:94


Cussans, John E. . Handbook of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1893 4th Edition.

A handbook of heraldry with instructions for tracing pedigrees and deciphering ancient mss. [manuscripts? Ed.] rules for the appointment of liveries etcetera.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:23


Delamotte, F. . The Book of Ornamental Alphabets Ancient & Mediaeval, London, , Seventh Edition, 1868.

A collection of ornamental / display Latin typesets from the 8th century on.

Topic: Typography

Illustrated by: Delamotte, F.

refReference ID:189


Department of the Secretary of State of Canada. The Arms, Flags and Floral Emblems of Canada / Les Armoiries, Drapeaux et Emblèmes Floraux du Canada, Ottawa, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1967.

Materials produced as part of Canada's centennial commemoration

Language: English and French

refReference ID:237


E. de V. Vermont. America Heraldica, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, Coats of Arms and Mottoes, American

refReference ID:200


E. de V. Vermont. American Heraldica - A Compilation of Coats of Arms, Crests and Mottoes of Prominent American Families Settles in this Country Before 1800, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, American

refReference ID:212


Edge, David and Paddock, John Miles. Arms & Armour of the Medieval Knight, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1988.

Topic: History, Weapons and Armor

refReference ID:230


Edicoes Zairol. Armorial Lusitano (Portuguese Armorial), Original publication date unknown or missing, 2000.

Language: Portuguese

Topic: Heraldry, Portugal

refReference ID:219


Edmonson, Joseph. The Present Peerages with Plates of Arms and an Introduction to Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1785.

Illustrations of the arms of peers of England circa 1785 along with the names and some genealogy of the peers.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:100


Edward Hulme. Symbolism in Christian Art, Original publication date unknown or missing, Revised 1976.

Topic: Symbolism, Art, Christian

refReference ID:52


Edward MacLysaght. Irish Families - Their Names, Arms and Origins, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1972.

Topic: Heraldry, Ireland

refReference ID:224


Elvin, C. N.. A Hand-book of Mottoes, London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Modernized Title: A Handbook of Mottoes

Topic: Mottoes ,

refReference ID:17


Elvin, Charles Norton. Elvin's Dictionary of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1889.

A dictionary of the terms used in English heradry.

Topic: Heraldry, Dictionary

refReference ID:135


Emich, Karl. German Book-plates, Edited by: Translated by Dennis, G. Ravenscroft, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Translated by G. Ravenscroft Dennis.

An illustrated handbook of German & Austrian Exlibris

Topic: Heraldry, German, Austrian

refReference ID:91


F. S. W.. Dame Heraldry, Boston, Original publication date unknown or missing.

History and explanation of Heraldry, its uses and method

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:48


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.1, Edited by: Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1892 New edition revised by A. C. Fox-Davies.

A very influential reference for crest blazons and images of the described crest. Volume 1 contains the blazons.

Topic: Heraldry, Crests, England, Ireland

refReference ID:142


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.1-2, Ramsbury, Original publication date unknown or missing, Fourth Edition reprint 1996.

Topic: Heraldry, Crests, English, Irish

refReference ID:58


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.1-2, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint of 4th edition 1993.

Topic: Heraldry, Crests

refReference ID:124


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.2, Edited by: Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1892 New edition revised by A. C. Fox-Davies.

A very influential reference for crest blazons and images of the described crest. Volume 2 contains the images.

Topic: Heraldry, Crests, England, Ireland

refReference ID:143


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.1, Edited by: Maclaren, Joseph, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1860.

An Alphabetical list of crest blazons for crests from England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales

Topic: Crests, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales

Illustrated by: Fairbairn, James

refReference ID:62


Fairbairn, James. Fairbairn's Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland v.2, Edited by: Maclaren, Joseph, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1860.

Illustrations of Crests from the UK and Ireland

Topic: Crests, England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales

Illustrated by: Fairbairn, James

refReference ID:63


Fairbairn, James. Heraldic Crests (Fairbairn's Book of Family Crests), New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1993 .

Reprint of Fairbairn's Book of Family Crests

Topic: Heraldry, Crests, English, Irish

refReference ID:88


Foster, Joseph. Some Feudal Coats of Arms, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1989.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:138


Foster, Joseph . Some Feudal Coats of Arms, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1995.

An alphabetical list of blazons of English families and illustrations of effigies.

Topic: Heraldry, Feudal

refReference ID:111


Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles . A Complete Guide to Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1909.

Topic: Heraldry

Illustrated by: Johnston, Graham

refReference ID:74


Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles . Armorial Families, Edited by: Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles , Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, Fourth Edition.

A directory of gentlemen of coat-armor, showing which arms in use at the moment [1902] are borne by legal authority.

Topic: Heraldry, Directory

refReference ID:128


Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles . The Art of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1904.

A large number of examples of the best historic examples of heraldic art along with the obligatory writeup on the origins of heraldry etc.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:139


Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles . The Art of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1986.

A large number of examples of the best historic examples of heraldic art along with the obligatory writeup on the origins of heraldry etc.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:140


Fox-Davies, Arthur Charles . The Book of Public Arms, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1915.

Arms on British Empire government entities, corporations and other impersonal arms.

Topic: Heraldry, Royal, Teritorial, Municipal, Corporate, Impersonal

refReference ID:134


Francillon, Robert Edward. Gods and Heroes or The Kingdom of Jupiter, Boston, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1915.

The stories of Greek mythology and descriptions of the characters of Greek mythology.

Topic: Mythology, Greek

Illustrated by: Gallagher, Sears

refReference ID:11


Franklyn, Julian. Heraldry, South Brunswick, Original publication date unknown or missing, First American Edition 1968.

Topic: Heraldry

Illustrated by: Keith-Hill, Alan

refReference ID:172


Franz Sales Meyer. Handbook of Ornament, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Art

refReference ID:207


Grant, Francis J.. The Manual of Heraldry, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1914 New and Revised.

A concise description of the several terms used and containing a dictionary of every designation in the science.

Topic: Heraldry, Dictionary

refReference ID:64


Grehan, Ida. Irish Family Histories, Boulder, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1993.

Topic: Heraldry, Irish

refReference ID:133


Guerber, H. A.. Myths of the Norsemen from the Eddas and Sagas, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1914.

A writeup on each of the Norse gods and other mythology; the giants, dwarves, and elves. The Sigurd Saga, The Frithoif Saga. Greek and Northern mythologies compared.

Topic: History, Mythology, Norse

refReference ID:45


Guillim, John . A Display of Heraldrie, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, First Printing of Fourth Edition.

Manifesting a more easy access to the knowledge of heraldry then has hitherto been published by any, through the benefit of METHOD. Wherein it is now reduced by the study and industry of John Guillim. The Complete Guide to Heraldry of its day.

Modernized Title: A Display of Heraldry

Language: English (archaic)

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:174


Hamilton, Walter. Dated Book-Plates (Ex Libris), London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Dated bookplates 1516 to 1895 with a treatise on their origin and development.

Topic: Heraldry, Bookplates

refReference ID:162


Hanks, Patrick and Hodges, Flavia. A Dictionary of Surnames, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1996.

Names, variants and their origins or etymology.

Topic: Heraldry, Surnames

refReference ID:123


Harrison, Henry . Surnames of the United Kingdom v.1-2, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1992.

A concise Etymological dictionary of UK surnames

Topic: Etymological dictionary of English surnames

refReference ID:98


Harvey, Johnston, G. . Heraldry of the Hamiltons, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1909 Limited Edition of 125 copies.

Genealogy and heraldry of the Hamilton family

Topic: Heraldry, House of Hamilton

refReference ID:104


Heinrich Bingermer. Das Franptfurter Wappen Buchlein, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1987.

Brief biographical information for some German families, the blazon of their arms with illustrations on separate plates at the back. Small book with 41 pages plus plates.

Title Translation: The Frankfurt Coat of Arms Booklet

Language: German

Topic: German

refReference ID:3


Heinrich Hukmann. Deutlche Wappenkunlt, Original publication date unknown or missing.

German heraldry with color illustrations and examples.

Title Translation: German Coats of Arms

Language: German

Topic: German

refReference ID:4


Heraldic Artists Ltd.. The Symbols of Heraldry Explained, Dublin, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1980.

Topic: Heraldic Symbolism

refReference ID:10


Holden, Edward S. . A Primer of Heraldry for Americans, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, America

refReference ID:26


Hugh Clark. An Introduction to Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing, 18th Edition.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:28


Innes, Thomas (of Learney). Scots Heraldry, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1934.

A practical handbook. The historical priciples and modern application of the art.

Topic: Heraldry, Scotland

refReference ID:164


J. M. Berling. Heraldic Designs and Engravings, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:188


Joseph Edmonson. A Complete Body of Heraldry (Edmonson's Heraldry) Volume 1, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:194


Joseph Edmonson. A Complete Body of Heraldry (Edmonson's Heraldry) Volume 2, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:195


Joseph Foster. Some Feudal Coats of Arms, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, Coats of Arms, Early

refReference ID:206


Joseph Jacobs. The Book of Wonder Voyages, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, Circa 1919.

Stories of the Argonauts, the voyage of Maelduin, Hasan of Basorah, Thorkill and of Eric the far-traveled.

Topic: Mythology, Fable

refReference ID:13


Karl Emich. The Exlibris Series - German Book-plates, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1901.

History of heraldic bookplates with examples focusing on German bookplates.

Topic: German and Austrian Exlibris

refReference ID:2


Keary, A. & E. Keary. The Hero's of Asgard , London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Tales from Scandinavian mythology. A giant, a cow, and a hero. Air throne, the dwarfs and the light elves. Niflheim. The children of Loki. Bifrost, Urda, and the Norns. and other stories

Topic: Mythology, Norse, Scandinavian

Illustrated by: Huard

refReference ID:144


Lamarque, Philippe. L'Heraldique Napoleonienne v.2, Saint-Jorioz, Original publication date unknown or missing, Limited Edition 366 of 500.

French heraldry of the Napoleonic Era. Blazons

Title Translation: The Heraldry of the Napoleonic Era v.2

Language: French

Topic: France

refReference ID:125


Le Roi, David . Town Dogs, London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Pets of Today series No. 4

Topic: Dog types

refReference ID:9


MacLysaght, Edward . Irish Families, Dublin, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1957.

Irish families, names, arms and origins.

Topic: Heraldry, Irish

refReference ID:132


Mandich, Donald R. and Placek, Joseph A.. Russian Heraldry and Nobility, Original publication date unknown or missing, First Edition.

Topic: Heraldry, Russia

refReference ID:225


Mathews, F. Schuyler. The Writing Table of the Twentieth Century, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1900.

An account of heraldry, art, engraving and established form for the correspondent. With over three hundred illustrations and the blazons of more than five hundred coloanal American families.

Topic: Heraldry, Art, American Blazons

Illustrated by: Mathews, F. Schuyler

refReference ID:25


Menestrier, C. F. . La Methode du Blason, Edited by: Trédaniel, Guy, Paris, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1976.

An abridged edited reprint of a 1688 book about French heraldry. Contains numerous examples of blazons with illustrations of the arms.

Title Translation: The Method of the Blazon

Language: French

Topic: Blazoning

refReference ID:18


Merne, John G.. A Handbook of Celtic Ornament, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1931.

A key to the construction of all types of Celtic Decoration

Topic: Art, Celtic, Practical

refReference ID:84


Meyer, Franz Sales. A Handbook of Ornament, Edited by: Stannus, Hugh, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Third English Edition.

Illustrated instruction on art theory and history and used to decorate objects and in heraldry

Topic: Art, Ornament

refReference ID:46


Michael C. O'Laughlin. The Irish Book of Arms, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, Irish

refReference ID:213


Moncreiffe, Iain and Pottinger, Don. Simple Heraldry Cheerfully Illustrated, Edinburgh, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1953.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:83


Morgan, T. J. and Morgan, Prys. Welsh Surnames, Cardiff, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1985.

Topic: Heraldry, Welsh

refReference ID:80


Munchner Herold. Wappenrolle (Heraldic Roll), .

Language: German

Topic: Heraldry, German

refReference ID:217


Murray, Alexander S.. Manual of Mythology, Philadelphia, , 1895.

Stories and characters of Greek mythology with some information on Egyptian mythology. Revised and corrected on the basis of the twelfth edition of Petiscus

Topic: Mythology, Greek, Egyptian

refReference ID:31


Neubecker, Ottfried. Heraldry Sources, Symbols and Meaning, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1976.

Examples of historic uses of heraldry and heraldic art. Despite the title, this doesn't have a comprehensive list of symbolism.

Topic: History, Heraldry, Europe and UK

refReference ID:182


Newton, William . A Display of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1846.

Heraldry and its history.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:90


Nicholson, H. Alleyne. The Ancient Life-History of the Earth, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1896.

A comprehensive outline of the principles and leading facts of paleontological science.

Topic: Science

refReference ID:34


Noble, Mark. A History of the College of Arms, Original publication date unknown or missing.

A history of the College of Arms and the lives of all the kings, heralds and Pursuivants from the reign of Richard III founder of the college until 1804

Topic: English Heraldry

refReference ID:226


Oswald, Gert. Lexikon der Heraldik, Mannheim, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1985.

An alphabetical list of terms, names etc. related to German heraldry with descriptions.

Title Translation: Lexicon of Heraldry

Language: German

Topic: Heraldry, Lexicon

refReference ID:106


Paperworth, John W.. Paperworth's Ordinary of British Armorials, Edited by: Morant, Alfred W., London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1985.

A list of British arms organized by the content of the arms rather than the name to which the arms belong.

Topic: Heraldry, English

refReference ID:81


Pedrick, Gale. A Manual of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

An introduction to the origin, significance and uses of armorial bearings. A Guide to the forms and regulations of the art-science of blazonry nd a prelude to the influence of heraldry upon poetry, art, architecture and literature.

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:14


Philipot, Thomas. A Brief Historical Discourse of the Original and Grovvth of Heraldry, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1672.

A brief historical discourse of the original and growth of heraldry, demonstrating upon what rational foundations, that noble and heroic science is established

Modernized Title: A Brief Historical Discourse of the Original and Growth of Heraldry

Topic: English Heraldry

refReference ID:227


Philippe Lamarque. L'Heraldique Napoleonienne v.1, Saint-Jorioz, Original publication date unknown or missing, Limited Edition 366 of 500.

French heraldry of the Napoleonic Era. Illustrations

Title Translation: The Heraldry of the Napoleonic Era v.1

Language: French

Topic: France

refReference ID:126


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General Illustrations v.1-2, Ramsbury, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1991.

Illustrations for names A-F

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:85


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General Illustrations v.3-4, Ramsbury, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1991.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:86


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General Illustrations v.5-6, Ramsbury, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1991.

Illustrations for names P-Z

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:87


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General v. 1, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition 1884 reprint 1972.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:56


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General v. 2, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition 1884 reprint 1972.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:57


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General v.1, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition 1884 reprint 1988.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:54


Rietstap, J. B.. Armorial General v.2, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Second Edition 1887 reprint 1988.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:55


Rietstap, J. B.. Supplement to Armorial General v.9 Index, Baltimore, , 1971.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:69


Rolland, V. and H. V. . V. & H. V. Roland's Supplement to Armorial General v.8, Baltimore, , 1971.

Language: French

Topic: Heraldry, French

refReference ID:68


Rooney, John . A Genealogical History of Irish Families, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1895.

Stories of Irish family origins from the perspective of the Milesian pseudo history of medieval Christian writers.. This makes a lot of claims that should not be taken as fact from early Irish history also more recent information that is likely quite accurate. There are arms and crests included that are not easily found elsewhere. The author knows little of armory as he refers to both Arms and crests as crests, he undoubtedly had them copied and from his reference materials that he unfortunately does not reference in detail..

Topic: Irish family history stories with Arms and Crests

refReference ID:247


Rothery, Guy Cadogan. ABC of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1985.

Heraldry in the UK and Ireland

Modernized Title: Concise Encyclopedia of Heraldry

Topic: Heraldry

refReference ID:60


Siddons, Michael Powel. The Development of Welsh Heraldry v.1, Aberystwyth, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1991.

Welsh heraldry

Topic: Heraldry, Welsh

refReference ID:76


Siddons, Michael Powel. The Development of Welsh Heraldry v.2, Aberystwyth, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1993.

Bibliography, Maps, the armorial, blazons of Welsh arms.

Topic: Heraldry, Welsh

refReference ID:77


Siddons, Michael Powel. The Development of Welsh Heraldry v.3, Aberystwyth, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1993.

An ordinary of Welsh arms together with mottoes of Welsh families and an index of the place names mentioned in the armorial in volume 2.

Topic: Heraldry, Welsh

refReference ID:78


Siddons, Michael Powel. The Development of Welsh Heraldry v.4, Aberystwyth, Original publication date unknown or missing, 2006.

Supplementary volume containing continuation down to 1700 together with additional material

Topic: Heraldry, Welsh

refReference ID:79


Siebmachers, Johann . Wappenbuch Von 1605, München (Munich), Original publication date unknown or missing, 1999.

Reproduction of a role of German coats of arms, the book primarily consists of color illustrations of the arms and with crests but without the corresponding blazons.

Title Translation: German Coats of Arms (Wappenbuch book of 1605)

Language: German

Topic: German speaking regions, Holly Roman Empire

refReference ID:1


Slater, Stephen. The Complete Book of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 2003.

An overview of the history, language and application of heraldry with references to a number of European traditions.

Topic: Heraldry, History

refReference ID:117


Stalins, Le Baron. Vocabulaire-Atlas Heraldique, Paris, , 1952.

Title Translation: Vocabulary Atlas of Heraldic Terms

Language: French, English, Deutsch,Espanol, Italiano, Nederlandsch

Topic: Heraldry, Terminology, Translation, equivalent terms for French, English, Deutsch,Espanol, Italiano, Nederlandsch

refReference ID:203


Thomas Bulfinch. The Age of Fable, Edited by: Klapp, W. H., New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, Revised 1942.

The Age of Fable or the Beauties of Mythology. Extensive coverage of Greek myth with coverage of other mythology from the Norse to India

Topic: Mythology

Illustrated by: Hayter, Stanley William

refReference ID:53


Tooke, Andrew. Tooke's Pantheon of the Heathen Gods and Illustrious Heroes, Baltimore, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1845.

Revised for a clasical course of education and adapted for the students of every age.

Modernized Title: Tooke's Pantheon of the Gods and Illustrious Heroes

Topic: Mythology, Greek, Roman

refReference ID:12


Unknown. Grefvar Vapenbok (Svenska Vapen), Original publication date unknown or missing.

A book of illustrations of Swedish heraldic achievements with no blazons. An old book with a missing spine and a plain boxboard cover, the cover is coated paper white on the inside, dark blue on the outside with the edges not wrapped. The spine / binding is glued with no stitching. On the spine a thin strip is glued with Grefvar typed followed by VAPENBOK in ink and in pencil ?herrar o. Adeliga. The inside the front cover has Svenska Vapen (Sweedish Arms) printed in pencil and possibly an erased name. The first (remaining) page has the single word Grefvar (Counts) the following pages have numbered and named Illustrations of armorial achievements. Presumably of the Swedish Counts. The next section is titled Friherrar, followed by Tilläggningaf Förfigaigne Friherre Wapn., then Ridders- och Adelsmän The plates are printed on a thick rag paper typical of the 1600s and 1700s, the title pages and index / errata are on a thinner rag paper.

Title Translation: Roll of Swedish Arms

Language: Sweedish

Topic: Heraldry, Sweedish, Coats of Arms

Illustrated by: C.Bergquist Sculpsit (the s looks i bit like an italic f but with no sign at all of a crossbar)

refReference ID:187


Volborth, Carl-Alexander von. Heraldik Eine Einfuhrung in die Welt der Wappen, Stuttgart, Original publication date unknown or missing, Reprint 1992.

A book about German heraldry covering all the topics you would typically see covered in a similar English text.

Title Translation: Heraldry, an Introduction into the World of Coats of Arms

Language: German

Topic: Heraldry, German

refReference ID:141


W. A. Copinger. Heraldry Simplified an Easy Introduction to the Science and a Complete Body of Armory, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Topic: Heraldry, Blazoning, Marshalling

refReference ID:220


W. H. St. John Hope. Heraldry for Craftsmen and Designers, Toronto, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1913.

Examples of practical application of heraldry.

Topic: Heraldry, Art, Craft

refReference ID:115


Wade, W. Cecil. The Symbolisms of Heraldry, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1898.

A treatise on the meanings and derivations of armorial bearings.

Modernized Title: The Symbolism of Heraldry

Topic: Heraldic Symbolism

refReference ID:22


Walter von ZurWeften. Exlibris (Bucheignerzeichen) Exlibris (Bookplates), Original publication date unknown or missing.

Language: German

Topic: Heraldry, Exlibris, Bookplates, German

refReference ID:208


Washbourne, Henry. The Book of Family Crests v.1, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1840.

Topic: England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland and colonies

refReference ID:15


Washbourne, Henry. The Book of Family Crests v.1, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Tenth Edition (1862).

Topic: Heraldry, Blazons, Mottoes, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland

refReference ID:148


Washbourne, Henry. The Book of Family Crests v.2, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1840.

Alphabetical List of Crest Blazons

Topic: Heraldry, Crests, Mottos

refReference ID:185


Washbourne, Henry. The Book of Family Crests v.2, London, Original publication date unknown or missing, Thirteenth Edition (1882).

Alphebetical List of Crest Blazons

Topic: Heraldry, Blazons, Mottoes, Knighthoods, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, colonies

refReference ID:147


Way, George of Plean. Homelands of the Clans, Glasgow, Original publication date unknown or missing.

A brief writeup about some of the more prominent clans and the geography associated with them.

Topic: Scotland

refReference ID:8


Way, George of Plean and Romilly Squire. Clans and Tartans, Glasgow, Original publication date unknown or missing.

A short writeup about each clan, a small illustration of the clan crest badge with the blazon and motto as well as a small image of the tartan.

Topic: History, Scotland, Clans and Tartans

refReference ID:6


Whitney. Indian Designs and Symbols, Salem, Original publication date unknown or missing.

A collection of symbolic designs used by the native American peoples in their art, textiles, etc.

Topic: American Indian Symbolism

refReference ID:24


William Berry. Complete History of Heraldry, .

Topic: Alphabetical list of Blazons

refReference ID:198


William Berry. Encyclopoedia Heraldica Vol 2, London, Original publication date unknown or missing.

Blazons of the UK

Topic: England, Scotland, Ireland

refReference ID:130


Winiarski, Andrzej Brzezina. Herby Szlachty Rzeczypospolitej, Warszawa (Warsaw), Original publication date unknown or missing, 2006.

Illustrations of Polish arms.

Title Translation: Coats of arms of the Nobility of the Republic of Poland

Language: Polish

Topic: Heraldry, Polish

refReference ID:102


Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America, Philadelphia, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1909 Second Edition.

Topic: Heraldry, American

refReference ID:218


Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America, New York, Original publication date unknown or missing, 1984 reprint of 1895 or 1909 Edition.

A survey of coats of arms and insignia in use in America.

Topic: Heraldry, American

refReference ID:173


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