CD: Heraldry, Volume 1


CD: Heraldry, Volume 1 - HB Archives. Contains:

A Display of Heraldry - William Newton (1846). A profusely illustrated description of the art and science of heraldry. Illustrated with the arms of about 1800 families, but is not intended to be a dictionary of coats of arms.

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales Comprising a Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time - Sir Bernard Burke, C.B., LL.D., Ulster King of Arms (1884). This work, intended to be a dictionary of arms, describes the shields, crests, and mottoes of some 60,000 families using standard heraldic nomenclature.

An Alphabetical Dictionary of Coats of Arms belonging to Families in Great Britain and Ireland; forming an extensive Ordinary of British Armorials... - John W. Papworth, F.R.I.B.A., et al. (1874). Contains much the same information as Burke above, but it permits you to work backwards from a description of the arms. Thus it is an essential companion to Burke above.

Fairbairn's Book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland - James Fairbairn, et al. 4th ed. (1905). Consists of 2 main parts. Part 1 contains descriptions of crests in standard heraldic nomenclature arranged alphabetically by the name of their owner; mottos are also included. Part 2 contains engravings of a large proportion of the crests described. Thus given a surname one can find the crest and motto associated with various families of that name.

Subject Index to Fairbairn's Book of Crests - A. R. Dickins, Arundel Herald Extraodinary (2000). New compilation, by an assistant to the current Garter King of Arms, provides an index to the crests illustrated in Fairbairn's work. It is based on the heraldic components of the crests, and makes it possible to work backwards from the description of the crest to the bearer of the arms.

2001, CD, Adobe Acrobat, PC and Mac, index, 4150 pp.

101-CD1674 ISBN: 078841674X