AUTHOR: PHILIPOT, Thomas.
TITLE: A Brief Historical Discourse Of The Original And Growth of Heraldry, Demonstrating Upon what rational Foundations, that Noble and Heroick Science is established.
PUBLUSHER: London: by E. Tyler & R. Holt, 1672.
DESCRIPTION: FIRST AND ONLY EDITION. 1 vol., 6-5/8" x 4-1/4", (iv)143pp., complete, bound in contemporary full dark speckled calf, over cords, covers tooled and paneled in blind.
CONDITION: Mild toning to text, hinges starting but covers firm, head and foot of spine rubbed with some minor loss, back corners bumped, overall still a GOOD+ copy.
REFERENCE: Wing P1991.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Not about heraldry at all, but about iconography and esoteric symbolism, from The Temple of Solomon to the Chinese, the Egyptians & the Greeks & Romans - "the cloudy Traverse of Allegorical Allusions, pourtrai'd in those mysterious Signatures that adorned the Reverse of their Coin..."