A COMPLETE GUIDE TO HERALDRY
by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies.
(1871-1928)
FIRST PUBLISHED in 1909

code and colour painting by Blau-PRINCE(;saitou).
[last modified 2012/06/26]
           INTRODUCTION                                                     v   
  I.       THE ORIGIN OF ARMORY                                             1   
  II.      THE STATUS AND THE MEANING OF A COAT OF ARMS IN                      
             GREAT BRITAIN                                                 19   
  III.     THE HERALDS AND OFFICERS OF ARMS.                               27   
  IV.      HERALDIC BRASSES                                                49   
  V.       THE COMPONENT PARTS OF AN ACHIEVEMENT                           57   
  VI.      THE SHIELD                                                      60   
  VII      THE FIELD OF A SHIELD AND THE HERALDIC TINCTURES                67   
  VIII.    THE RULES OF BLAZON                                             99   
  IX.      THE SO-CALLED ORDINARIES AND SUB-ORDINARIES                    106   
  X.       THE HUMAN FIGURE IN HERALDRY                                   158   
  XI.      THE HERALDIC LION                                              172   
  XII.     BEASTS                                                         191   
  XIII.    MONSTERS                                                       218   
  XIV.     BIRDS                                                          233   
  XV.      FISH                                                           253   
  XVI.     REPTILES                                                       257   
  XVII.    INSECTS                                                        260   
  XVIII.   TREES, LEAVES, FRUITS, AND FLOWERS                             262   
  XIX.     INANIMATE OBJECTS.                                             281   
  XX.      THE HERALDIC HELMET                                            303   
  XXI.     THE CREST                                                      326   
  XXII.    CROWNS AND CORONETS                                            350   
  XXIII.   CREST CORONETS AND CHAPEAUX                                    370   
  XXIV.    THE MANTLING OR LAMBREQUIN                                     383   
  XXV.     THE TORSE OR WREATH                                            402   
  XXVI.    SUPPORTERS                                                     407   
  XXVII.   THE COMPARTMENT                                                441   
  XXVIII.  MOTTOES                                                        448   
  XXIX.    BADGES                                                         453   
  XXX.     HERALDIC FLAGS, BANNERS, AND STANDARDS                         471   
  XXXI.    MARKS OF CADENCY                                               477   
  XXXII.   MARKS OF BASTARDY                                              508   
  XXXIII.  THE MARSHALLING OF ARMS                                        523   
  XXXIV.   THE ARMORIAL INSIGNIA OF KNIGHTHOOD                            561   
  XXXV.    THE ARMORIAL BEARINGS OF A LADY                                572   
  XXXVI.   OFFICIAL HERALDIC INSIGNIA                                     580   
  XXXVII.  AUGMENTATIONS OF HONOUR                                        589   
  XXXVIII. ECCLESIASTICAL HERALDRY                                        600   
  XXXIX.   ARMS OF DOMINION AND SOVEREIGNTY                               607   
  XL.      HATCHMENTS                                                     609   
  XLI.     THE UNION JACK                                                 611   
  XLII.    "SEIZE-QUARTIERS"                                              618   
           INDEX                                                          623   
Parker's Glossary.
Foxdavies' Guide from Open Library.