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In which is contained, The Genealogies of the Patriarchs and Heroes ; Standards of the Jews, Hieroglyphicks of the Ægyptians, Symbols of the Grecians ; Antiquities of the Romans ; Arms and Ensignes of the English Nation : accommodated with lively cuts on Copper, as well for Aaron's brest-plate as Ariadne's Crown. Drawn dow'n to King Charles II. By Sylvanus 'Morgan. London. Printed by William Leybourn, for the author, living at the City Coat, on the back side of the Royall Exchange. 1661. Fol. pp. 120, & 118, & 120, 6116, besides dedication, epistle to the Reader, inderes, &c.
Art. 20. Armilogia, sive Ars Chromocritica, the language of Arms by the colours and metals : being analogically handled according to the nature of things, and fitted with apt mottos to the heroical science of Herauldry in the Symbolical World. Whereby is discovered what is signified by every honouralle partition, ordinary, or charge, usually born in coat-armour, and mythologized to the heroical theam of Homer on the shield of Achilles.
A work of this nature never yet extant. By Sylvanus Morgun, Arms-Painter.
Est aliquid prodire tenus, si non datur ultra,
London. Printed by T. Hewer for Nathaniel Brook at the Angel in Cornhil, and Henry Eversden at the Greyhound in | S. Paul's Churchyard. 1606. 4to. pp. 239, besides tables,
This book is dedicated to Edward Earl of Manchester, whose arms are on the back of the title-page. Sce a Memoir of the author and his works in Gent. Mag. Vol. LXVI. p. 367
Art. 21. Calliope's Cabinet opened, &c. London 1665, Svo. By James Salter.
In in this book is a treatise concerning the significations of char es, device, &c. in coat-armours, &c.
A Brief Historical Discourse of the original and growth of Heraldry; demonstrating, upon what rational foundations, 1}. t noble and heroick science is established. By Thomus Philipot, Master of Art; and formerly of Clare-Hall in Cambridge. London. Printed by E. Tyler and R. Holt, and are to be sold by Tho. Passinger, at the three Bibles on London Bridge, 1672. Svo. pp. 143, besides ded. and pref.
This pedantic little volume is dedicated to John, Earl of Bridgewater.
· Art. 22. Catalogus in certa capita, seu classes, alphabetica ordine concinnatus, (tam antiquorum quum recentiorum) qui de Re Heraldica Latine, Gallice, Italice, Hispanice, Germanice, Anglice scripserunt: interspersis hic illic, qui claruerunt in Re Antiquaria, et Jure Civili, el saltem parte, que HERALDRIÆ facem accendit. Unde viris nobilibus, necnon omnilus aliis rei Heraldicæ studiosis innotescat de insignibus gentilitiis : Heraldis: de Principum Nobiliumque genealogiis: Baptismatilus : Nupliis : Inaugurationibus : Convivis: Coram Colloquiis: Fæderibus : Triumphis, &c. Quorum pleniorem et luculentiorem Lectori rationem, Elenchus Capitum qui præfationi libelli hujus subnectitur, exhiBelit. 4 Thoma Gore, Armig.
Hieronymus Epist. 89. Non sunt contemnenda quasi parva, sine quibus constare magna non possunt.
in magnis voluisse sat est. Oxon. Typis Leon. Lichfield, Acad. Typog. et prostant venales apud Ric. Davis, 1674. 4to. pp. 138. besides preface, &c.
This was first published at Oxford 1668, in four sheets and a half, and now enlarged. It is a very curious and
useful litte book, forming such a guide as is desirable in every art and science. It would have been still better, had it contained a few remarks, and given, sometimes at least, characters as well as titles. I believe it to be by no means of common occurrence. See farther Gent. Mag. ut supr.
The Academy of Armory, or a Storchouse of Armrry and Blazon. Containing the several variety of created. Beings, and how born in coats of arms, both Foreign and Domestic. With the instruments used in all trades and sciences, together with their terms of Art; also the etymologies, definitions, and historical ol'servations on the same, explicated and erolained according to our modern language. Very useful for all gentlemen, scholars, divines, and all such as desire any knowlege in arts and sciences.
.“ Every man shall camp by his standard, and under the ensign of his father's house."
Numb. ii. 2. “ Put on the whole armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the assaults of the Devil; above all take the shield of Faith." Ephes, vi. 11, 16. By Randle Holme, of the City of Chester, Gentleman Sewer in Extraordinary to his late Majesty King Charles II. And sometimes Deputy for the King of Arms, Chester. Printed for the Author. 1678. Fol, pp. 1105. See Gent. Mag. Vol. LXII.
p. 715, 523.
Art. 24. Introductio ad Latinam Blasoniam. An Essay to a more correct Blazon in Latine than hath formerly been used. Collected out of approved modern authors, and describing the arms of all the kingdoms of Europe and of many of the greatest princes and Potentates thereof: together with many other illustrious and ancient Houses both of England, and other Countries. No work of this nature extant in our
English tongue, nor, falsit gloriari) of its method and circumstances in any foreign language whatsoever. Authore Johanne Gibbono, Armorum Servilo, quem a Mantelio vocant Cæruleo.* London. Printed by J. M. for the author, and are to be sold by J. Crump at the Three Bibles in St. Paul's Churchyard ly B. Billingsley at the printing press in Cornhill near the Royal Exchange; and by A. Churchill at the Black Swan in Ave-Mary Lane, 1682. 8vo. pp. 168, besides preface, &c.
John Gibbon was of the same family with the celebrated Historian. See Gent. Mag. ut supr. p. 523.
Art. 25. The ancient usage in bearing of such Ensigns of Honour, as are commonly called Arms. With a Catalogue of the present Nobility and Baronets of England. By Sir Wil. liam Dugdale Kt. Garter Principal King of Arms. To wkich is added a Catalogue of the present Mobility of Scotland and Ireland, Esc. The second edition corrected. Orford. Printed at the Theater for Moses Pitt, and sold by Samuel Smith at the Prince's Arms in St. Paul's Churchyard, London. 1682. Duod. pp. 193.
This instructive little book contains the republication of Wyrley's very valuable tract on the same subject, and is followed by extracts not only from Camden and Spelman, but from a MS. Discourse “ De origine et antiquitate Armorum” by Robert Glover, Somerset Herald, “ whose great abilities in this kind of learning," says Dugdale, “I cannot sufficiently extol; his most elaborate and judicious work, entitled The Catalogue of Honour, published after bis death by Mr. Thomas Milles, his executor, in 1610; and the voJuminous collections from our public records, and sundry choice old manuscripts, as also from original charters, and
evidences of note, which I myself have seen, but which are now dispersed into sundry hands, sufficiently setting forth his great abilities therein."
Art. 26. " A Synopsis of Heraldry; &c. with coats of nobility and gentry." London. Prinsed for L. Curtis, near Fleetbridge, and T. Simmons at the Princes Arms in Ludgate Street. 1682. duod.
This was the predecessor to those pocket introductions to Heraldry, which almost every year now produces in the booksellers' shops in London.*
Art. 27. An Essay of the ancient and modern use of Ara mories; shewing their origin, definition, and division of them into their several species. The Method of composing them, and marshalling many coats together in one shield. Illustrated by many examples and sculptures of the armorial ensigns of noble families in this and other nations. To which is added an index, explaining the terms of Blazon made use of
in this essay.
In perpetuum per Gloriam vivere Intelliguntur. D. JUSTINIAN. By Alexander Nislet, Gent. London. Printed and sold by A. Bell in Cornhill, R. Robinson in St. Paul's Churchyard, W. Taylor in Paternoster-Row, J. Graves in Pall Mall, and F. Clay without Temple Bar. 1718. 4to. pp. 240.
A very learned and satisfactory treatise, full of curious research, and sound historical knowledge. This was published preparatory to the author's very copious Treatise of Heraldry Speculative and Practical in two volumes Folio, 1722; which having become very scarce was lately reprinted.
Sir George Mackenzie published a learned Treatise of Precedency as Edinburgh, 1680, with another of Heraldry.