The Heraldic Imagination, 1975, Rodney Dennys, Near Fine First American Edition

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Dennys, Rodney.  New York, Clarkson N. Potter, Inc., Publisher, 1975.

English, First American Edition, Near Fine, Hardcover, 4to, 8” x 12", 224 pp.

ISBN: 0517526298

Navy cloth over boards, red endpapers, gilt titling to spine. Mild sunning to top edge, mild bumping to spine, otherwise clean and tightly bound. 1” close tear to top front of dust jacket, mild edge wear. 23 full-color plates and 167 black-and-white illustrations accompany the text. pp. 224. Dennys provides an overview of the development of visual vocabulary around European nobility in the Medieval Period. Dennys explores the symbolism, colors, and creatures that developed around heraldry, which brought “lively significance to state occasions, acting as an illuminator of political events, and a sizable footnote to history in general” (excerpted from the dust jacket). Overall, a thoughtful, in-depth exploration of a Medieval-era discipline and its historic significance.

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