Mark Anthony Porny

The Elements of Heraldry

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This heraldic handbook, printed in London in 1765, is by Mark Anthony Porny, who was French-Master at Eton College, preferred till our days by the British ruling class: which could not ignore, of course, the rules of Heraldry! This elegant work is enriched with 24 plates, displaying as samples as many as 293 coats of arms of the lay and ecclesiastical Aristocracy of the United Kingdom.

As its frontispiece says, the books contains what follows:

- A clear Definition, and concise historical Account of that ancient, useful, and entertaining Science. - The Origin, Antiquity, and divers kind of Coats-of-arms, wi... Read more