A Synopsis of Heraldry or The most plain short and easy way for the perfect attaining of that art; containing all necessary Directions, in order thereunto:There being about 300 Coats of Arms, and about 50 Crests engraven on Copper Plates; and theAtchievements of the Kings of England since K Egbert of the Saxon Race.The Paternal Coats of the Nobility of England (with a List of the Knights of the Garter), the Arms of the Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees; and of the Two Uiversities, and the several Colledges in them: and of the Inns of Court and other Houses of Law in London: With some hundreds of Gentlemens Coats all truly blazoned.To which is added an Alphabetical Table, for the ready finding any Name whose Coat herein is Blazoned. – [Heraldry]



Publisher: Printed for L Curtis near Fleetbridge and T Simmons at The Princes Arms in Ludgate Street. London. 1682.
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18mo. Contemporary rebinding in full morroco, with 5 raised bindings and blind decorative stamping to the front cover; gilt spine title and date; new endpapers, interior in vg cond cond with a few notations by owner at time of publication. The first part includes the frontis engraved by Van Hove and 31 other plates and one foldout plate displaying mu;tiple coats of arms in gropus of 9 or 12 to a single plate; the second part has three seperate title pages and a further four plates each containing twelve different coats of arms. While the author has not been name it is suspected to be Payne Fisher who was Poet Laureate to Oliver Cromwell.