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by Eugene Zieber

Free eBook Heraldry in America: A Guide With 1000 Illustrations download ISBN: 0486447642
Author: Eugene Zieber
Publisher: Dover Publications (February 17, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 448
Category: Historical
Subcategory: Americas
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As a guide to heraldry in general, this isn't bad. For a complete treatment though, you should get The Art of Heraldry, an Encyclopaedia of Armory by Arthur Fox-Davies. What Heraldry in America brings to the table is a look at American crests and seals.

As a guide to heraldry in general, this isn't bad. But the author gives a proper heraldic description of these, rather than telling you much about their history or meaning

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Of the few American works on Heraldry, Zieber is far superior in scope & execution to all others. In its 427 pages there are no fewer than 950 coats-of-arms & illustrations. Essential for all libraries with a good reference collection. ISBN13:9780806307381. Release Date:January 1997.

Xii, 427 pages : 29 cm. Originally published: 1909.

Автор: Zieber Eugene Название: Heraldry in America: A Guide With 1000 Illustrations ISBN: 0486447642 ISBN-13 .

Philadelphia : Department of Heraldry of the Bailey, Banks & Biddle C. 1895. Heraldry in America: A Guide with 1000 Illustrations. Dover Publications, 2006. Reprint: Zieber, Eugene. American Heraldry Society.

Heraldry in America: A Guide with 1000 Illustrations.

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Even after declaring its independence from aristocratic Europe, the United States retained the custom of using graphic devices to denote status in military and civil life. This extensively illustrated book explains the rules and practices of heraldry, along with hundreds of examples of official, corporate, and private emblems and orders.Drawn from colonial documents, wills and deeds, old tombstones, family dinner plates, and numerous other sources, this reader-friendly book groups its vast amount of information in a concise and accessible manner. It chronicles the origin and development of heraldry and its history in America, including its appearances on monuments and buildings, its symbolism, and the rules that govern its use. American flags, seals, and coins receive particular attention, as do colonial societies and American civilian and military organizations.The authoritative guide to heraldic emblems and their use in America, this volume is an indispensable guide for students of history and a practical resource for illustrators and graphic designers. Architects, authors, and lovers of literature and the fine arts will also appreciate these insights into heraldic law.
User reviews
Puchock
A very different philosophy on the subject.
Ndlaitha
Good to have.
Beanisend
I don't own this book, but I do have a hardcover copy of Heraldry in America, A Classic Survey of Coats of Arms and Insignia. I believe, though I am not certain, that this is a Dover paperback version of that book. That is no longer available on Amazon, but I've included my review below.
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This is one of those books that every public library should have, but few people would need at home. This is a reprint of the original 1895 edition, so while it is full of illustrations, obviously there are no photographs or colour plates. Here's a description of the book, taken from the inside of the dust jacket:

"Heraldry in America is a complete and fascinating study of heraldry, its history, symbolism, and unique applications in America. This classic 1895 edition of HIA recalls a period when heraldic study and designs were an integral part of society. Families traced their genealogies through their heraldic coat of arms, and American clubs and societies carefully chose their coats of arms to reflect their values and beliefs.
"Today people are again discovering the fascination of heraldry, the excitement of deciphering the meaning of a coat of arms, the fun of figuring out the symbolism behind each heraldic element, and the interest in learning the long history of the development of heraldry.
"HIA covers all aspects of heraldry: how a crest is granted, the uses of heraldry in architecture, the symbolism behind the elements in a coat of arms, a complete glossary of heraldic terms, plus examples of purely American coats of arms. The heraldic devices of the Society of Colonial Wars, Society of the Cincinnati, Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, Society of Colonial Dames of America, Society of Daughters of the Revolution, and other such organizations are discussed, as well as ecclesiastical seals, state seals, family crests and English Royal arms used in America.
"No doubt in the course of an average day you will see at least one coat of arms - on a building, as a piece of advertising (for example, as a label on a jar of jam), or even hanging in your own front hallway. With HIA as your guide, you will be able to translate any coat of arms, to understand that what seems to be a set of random elements is actually a clear and precise story. In using this book, you will find that the "shorthand" of heraldry will no longer be a mystery to you and that you can enter the exciting world of crests, family mottos, state seals, and heraldic symbols."

As a guide to heraldry in general, this isn't bad. For a complete treatment though, you should get The Art of Heraldry, an Encyclopaedia of Armory by Arthur Fox-Davies. What Heraldry in America brings to the table is a look at American crests and seals. But the author gives a proper heraldic description of these, rather than telling you much about their history or meaning. For example, here's how the paragraph on the Seal of the Society of Colonial Dames of America starts out:
"Another entirely heraldic and historical seal is that of the above-named society, and is composed of a combination of the arms of the four leading nations that settled this country. It is thus described: "With a beaded annulet a title scroll bearing the inscription `Society of the Colonial Dames of America.' A shield, surmounted of the Crown, quarterly of four: I Quarterly; 1 and 4 azure, three fleurs de lis or, 2 and 3 gules, three lions passant guardant in pale or, for England. . . .""

I wouldn't recommend this unless you are doing research on the subject.