The Grammar of Heraldry

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The Grammar of Heraldry  (1866) 
by John Edwin Cussans
Full title: The Grammar of Heraldry: A Description of All the Principal Charges Used in Armory, the Signification of Heraldic Terms, and the Rules to be Observed in Blazoning and Marshalling: Together With the Armorial Bearings of All the Landed Gentry in England Prior to the Sixteenth Century. By John E. Cussans. Illustrated With One-Hundred-and-Ninety-Six Engravings.

THE

GRAMMAR OF HERALDRY:


CONTAINING


A DESCRIPTION OF ALL THE PRINCIPAL CHARGES
USED IN ARMORY, THE SIGNIFICATION OF HERALDIC TERMS, AND THE
RULES TO BE OBSERVED IN BLAZONING AND MARSHALLING;


TOGETHER WITH THE


ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF ALL THE LANDED GENTRY IN ENGLAND
PRIOR TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.


BY JOHN E. CUSSANS.


ILLUSTRATED WITH ONE-HUNDRED-AND-NINETY-SIX ENGRAVINGS.


LONDON:

LONGMANS, GREEN, AND CO.

1866.

CONTENTS.

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PAGE
Introduction 1
The Grammar of Heraldry 6
Dividing Lines 7
Tinctures 9
 Metals 10
 Colours ib.
 Furs 12
Charges
 Honourable Ordinaries 14
 Subordinaries 19
 Roundles and Guttæ 23
 Varied Tinctures of Fields and Charges 24
 Common Charges 26
Descriptive Terms 44
Blazoning 47
Masks of Cadency, or Differences 51
Marshalling 53
Accessories to the Shield
 Coronets 56
 Helmet 58
 Crest, Wreath, and Chapeau 59
 Badges 60
 Mottoes 61
 Supporters ib.
 Mantling 62
 Augmentations of Honour ib.
 Abatements 63
Armes Parlantes 64
Achievements of Arms 65
Hatchments 67
Flags 68
The Degrees of the Nobility and Gentry 72
Illustrations of Arms 77