6101. Guillim's A Display of Heraldry 1724

GUILLIM, JOHN. A display of Heraldry... The Sixth Edition. Improv'd with large Additions of many hundred Coats of Arms, under their respective Bearings, with good Authorities from the Ashmolean Library, Sir George Mackenzie, &. With his Tract of Precedency, containing all his Rules, Observations, Arguments, and chief Instances. To which is added, A Treatise of Honour Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, By Capt. John Logan. Illustrated With the Arms, Crests, Supporters, and Motto's of the Royal Familly, and Nobility : The Arms of the Sees of the English Bishops, and several of the Gentry. Together With the proper Habits of the different Degrees of the Nobility of England, and the Emblems of the chief Orders of Knighthoon in Europe ; all fairly engraven on Copper Plates. Also An Exact List of the Baronets, from their first Creation to this present Time ; and most of their Arms Blazon'd. With an Account of the Customs, Government, and Privileges of the City of London, the other Cities of England, and Shire-Towns of each County, and their Arms. Likewise A Supplement of Scarce tracts relating to the Office of Arms, taken from Authentick Copies. And A Dictionary, explaining the several Terms used by Heralds, in English, Latin and French. With proper Tables to the Whole. London (Printed by T. W. For R. and J. Bonwicke and R. Wilkin and Tho. Ward) 1724.

Folio (about 384x242 mm.). Collation see below. Engraved frontispiece of the Royal Arms (installed at front of Introduction), 47 plates of arms, 17 portrait plates, 1 inserted woodcut plate (foxed), hundreds of woodcut armorials in text, title-page printed in red and black.
Contemporary marbled full brown calf, worn, gilt borders, gilt inner borders, gilt edges of covers, mended in the joints, richly gilt somewhat faded spine in six compartments, slightly damaged spine label, mended at foot, all edges gilt. Some minor marginal staining or spotting, some foxing or browning, about 20 leaves harder. Signature of George Davenport on first endpaper and inscription "This book was given to me by C.L. Dashwood at Stanford 18 November 1876". Armorial bookplate of S. V. Dashwood, bookplate of Laurentii Stolt.

COLLATION: (2, title, verso blank), (2, preface), (6, table, last blank), 1-20 (introduction), (2, table to the first section); 1-460 (A Display of Herldry), (4), 1-65 (wrongly for 56, Of Precedency), (2, verso blank), 59-65 (first part or Honour Military), (1 blank), 65- 74 (second part or Honour Civil), 75- 215, (1 blank), 221-275, (1), (2), 3- 30 (the second Part of Honour Civil), (2), 33-58 (Collection of Tracts), 1- 24 (Dictionary), (22, Alphabetical table) pp.