Title continues: "Manifesting A more easie access to the knowledge thereof then hath hithero been published by any, through the benefit of Method; Wherein it is now reduced by the Study and Industry of John Guillim late Pursuivant at Armes. Interlaced with much variety of History, suitable to the severall Occasions or Subjects. The fourth Edition. Corrected and much enlarged by the Author himself in his life time: Together with his own Addition of explaining the tearms of Hawking and Hunting, for the use and delight of Gentlemen. And now to this fourth Edition are added about three hundred new Coats and Bearings of eminent Families, in their proper Sections, never before inserted. As also a true Register of the Blazons of all the Knights of the Garter, from the first Installment to the last: And also of all the Baronets from their first Creation to the last. Faithfully collested by Francis Nower Arms-painter (and Student in Heraldry) in Bartholomew Lane, London." Indexed.
Publisher: Printed by T.R. for Jacob Blome
Edition: Fourth edition
Date Published: 1660
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: , 444, 36,  p. 29 cm full leather binding. Includes numerous illustrations of coats of arms with 23 larger illustrations and tables. Rear board and last four leaves detached, much of spine missing. Edges and corners worn, especially bottom front. Ex-library with ink notation on spine and front pastedown. Bookplates (one of Alfred Master, F.R.C.S.) and ink notations to front endpapers. Ink inscription dated 1666 at top of title page. Ink notes on title, at end of dedication by Rich. Blome, p. 154. Repaired tears at bottom of pp. 37, 85, 99-102, 195, and 331. Irregularity in paging: four un-numbered pages inserted between p. 402-403. Occasional dampstains and spots. A decent text block in need of a rebind.