A Complete Body of Heraldry
A Complete Body of Heraldry 1780
Containing An Historical Enquiry into the Origin of Armories and the Rise and Progress of Heraldry, The Proper Method of Blazoning and Marshalling Armorial Bearings, The Arms, Quarterings, Crests, Supporters and Mottos of all Sovereign Princes and States, An Historical Catalogue of all the Different Orders of Knighthood, The Arms of Counties, Cities and Boroughs and Towns Corporate, The Arms of Archiepiscopal and Episcopal Sees, A Discourse on the Origin, Use and Abuse of Funeral Trophies.
GLOVER'S ORDINARY OF ARMS
AN ALPHABET OF ARMS
And A Copious Glossary explaining all the Technical Terms used in Heraldry
Printed for the Author by T. Spilsbury, 2 volumes, Folio (42x27x5cm each), contemporary full calf bindings with gold lines and blind decorated borders, blind tooled spines with gold tooled lettering labels (later), rebacked with original spine re-used, boards somewhat scuffed, but toned and furbished, later plain endpapers, frontispiece to vol.I lined with hand made paper, very sound binding, occasional offsetting of plates and a very few pages slightly browned, a good clean copy,
vol.I portrait frontispiece and 6 plates, vol.II 18 plates
Edmondson's career painting coats of arms on coaches led him to his study of heraldry. He was a Fellow of The Society of Antiquaries and was created Mowbray Herald Extraordinary in 1764, two years before his death.