Item #27561 HONOR REDIVIVUS; or, An Analysis of Honor and Armory. Mat CARTER, hew.
HONOR REDIVIVUS; or, An Analysis of Honor and Armory.

HONOR REDIVIVUS; or, An Analysis of Honor and Armory.

London: Printed for Henry Herringman, 1660. Richard Gaywood. Second edn. 8vo, pp. xii, 251. Bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf (extremities of the spine chipped and edges little rubbed). Illustrated with an engraved title page, seven plates (of gentry in robes) and 40 armorial engravings in the text. The plates are engraved by Richard Gaywood (1630-1680), and are reduced copies of the whole length figures in Milles, Catalogue of honor. cf. Moule, Bibliotheca Heraldica. Later bookplate, contemporary ownership signature. Wing C660; Heltzel 283 (for the 1673 edition). Scarce, just four copies in OCLC (YUS, IUL, JHE, PUL). Item #27561

Carter (fl 1660) was a loyalist gentleman of position and influence in the county of Kent who fought against the Parliamentarians of Cromwell. He wrote an expose of the fighting and also "a useful little compilation from the best writers on heraldry ... (first issued in 1655) ... for many years [it][ continued to be the most popular text-book with all who studied heraldry."[DNB].
This contains extracts chosen and edited by Carter of the best writings on the origins and responsibilitis of privilege; or the rights and responsibilities of barons, lords, viscounts, knights, etc. This work was very popular and much reprinted.

Price: $1,250.00

See all items in Courtesy
See all items by ,