Inquiries into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England. With Explanatory Observations on Armorial Ensigns
This elegant and erudite work is most appropriately dedicated to Charles, Duke of Norfolk, and Earl Marshal of England, the hereditary patron of the subject of which it treats. - Nothing had contributed so much to cause heraldry to be disregarded, as the confused and affected style of some of the writers who had inquired into its origin and history. Mr. Dalloway has here, with the pen of a Tacitus, accurately defined, in a most comprehensive manner, its rise and progress from the earliest through the most interesting periods of British history, accommodating the study to modern system. - Thomas Moule, Bibliotheca Heraldica Magnae Britanniae. Former owner may be the Mr. Fearing who was mayor of Newport in the 1890s.
Publisher: Printed by R. Raikes, for T. Cadell
Date Published: 1793
Place Published: Gloucester
Condition: Very good
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , xiii, , 424, , cxii p. 32 cm. Engraved title page with vignette of an armoured knight seated by a lake before a castle. 27 full page plates. Full red leather. All edges gilt. Marbled endpapers. Leather has some scratches, spots, and darkening. Rebacked with original spine applied. Edges of boards worn and corners bumped. Grolier Club plate on front pastedown endpaper along with "Gift of Mr. D.B. Fearing'. Bookplate of Daniel B. Fearing, Newport, R.I. Pages and plates are clean and bright. Includes biographical sketches of heraldic authors as well as a list of books connected with genealogy.