1869 1ed Medieval Antiquities of HERALDRY Egypt China Greek Coins Assyrian Rome

ELLIS, William Smith

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William Ellis’s “The Antiquities of Heraldry” is a rare history of medieval heraldry focusing heavily on religious symbolism, military devices, and the use of emblems in ‘pre-Christian’ times. Ellis collected and studied (per the title page) coins, gems, pottery, monuments, and works of literature to identify the origins of heraldry. Notable ancients include Greeks and Romans, Egyptians, ancient India and Hindus, Britons under feudalism, those in Japan and China, Gaul, and even the earliest North American Native Indian tribes.

 

The illustrations found in this work are of the most desirability – views of Assyrian shields and banners, Greek coins, ancient Oxford shield, Etruscan and Chinese vases, and the seals of royals and military leaders.

 

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1869 1ed Medieval Antiquities of HERALDRY Egypt China Greek Coins Assyrian Rome

 

William Ellis’s “The Antiquities of Heraldry” is a rare history of medieval heraldry focusing heavily on religious symbolism, military devices, and the use of emblems in ‘pre-Christian’ times. Ellis collected and studied (per the title page) coins, gems, pottery, monuments, and works of literature to identify the origins of heraldry. Notable ancients include Greeks and Romans, Egyptians, ancient India and Hindus, Britons under feudalism, those in Japan and China, Gaul, and even the earliest North American Native Indian tribes.

 

The illustrations found in this work are of the most desirability – views of Assyrian shields and banners, Greek coins, ancient Oxford shield, Etruscan and Chinese vases, and the seals of royals and military leaders.

 

Item number: #40053

Price: $499

 

ELLIS, William Smith

 

The antiquities of heraldry, collected from the literature, coins, gems, vases, and other monuments of pre-christian and medieval times ; with a catalogue of early armorial seals : tending to show that modern heraldry embodies or is derived from the religious symbols, the military devices, and the emblems of the heathen deities of antiquity.

 

London : John Russell Smith, 1869. [First edition]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • xxiv, 276
    • 20 leaves of plates
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Hardcover; secure
    • Blue cloth
  • Size: ~9in X 6in (22.5cm x 15cm)
  • Quite scarce

 

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40053

 

Categories

Classical Greco-Roman

Asia, Africa, & Middle Eastern

Authors

ELLIS, William Smith

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

English

Binding

Hardcover

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete