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The descriptions were derived from various sources including:
Burke's General Armory
General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales: Comprising a
Registry of Armorial Bearings from the Earliest to the Present Time
This remains one of the best known works on English
heraldry. It contains about 70,000 names in alphabetical order, giving for each family the
ancestral seat, the blazon of its arms, crest and motto. Descriptive text only; no
illustrations of coats-of-arms.
Rietstap's Armorial General
This is the most authoritative work on the coats-of-arms of the
world. It contains the descriptions of the arms of more than 100,000 families,
alphabetically arranged and accurately described. This title is in French.
Illustrations to the Armorial General
The coats of arms listed in the Armorial General were all illustrated and appear in a
companion 3 volume work.
Rolland, V. and H. V. ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE ARMORIAL GENERAL by J. B. Rietstap. Baltimore:
Genealogical Publishing Company, 1967. 3 vols.
This work provides illustrations for all the coats-of-arms listed in the Armorial General
and forms a complete collection of European family arms. The 2,029 full-page plates
contain engravings of over 85,000 shields which are
hatched for color and arranged alphabetically by the surname of the bearer.
James P. Wolf
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