Heraldry of Fish. Notices of the Principal Families Bearing Fish in Their Arms 1842 Thomas Moule ~ vexillology ~ piscene ~ armorial


Title: Heraldry of Fish. Notices of the Principal Families Bearing Fish in Their Arms
Author: Thomas Moule
Illustrator: [Sophia Barbara Moule]

Description: Publisher's green cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine. Fraying at top of spine; top corner of front cover is worn; corners pushed; some soiling on rear cover. Inner hinges fine. Interior is clean and unmarked. Armorial bookplate on front pastedown. 205 woodcut illustrations by Sophia Barbara Moule. 8vo. pp. xv, 250, plus [2] advertising.   

A survey of fish in heraldry by Thomas Moule (1784-1851), an influential English map-maker and writer on antiquities. After an introduction of the origins and importance of fish motifs, each successive chapter is devoted to a specific type or grouping of fish, wherein the author enumerates and expands on specific cases of its use.  

The Heraldry of Fish [introduction].
I. The Dolphin and the Whale.
II. The Pike, Luce, or Ged, and Flying-Fish.
III. The Barbel, Carp, Gudgeon, Tench , Bream, Roach, Dace, Chub, Minnow, and Loach.
IV. The Chabot, Gurnard, Mullet, and Perch.
V. The Salmon, Trout, Smelt, and Grayling, with their enemy the Otter.
VI. The Herring, Pilchard, and Sprat.
VII. The Mackarel.
VIII. The Haddock, Cod, Hake, Ling, Whiting, and Burbot.
IX. The Sole, Turbot, Plaice, and Flounder.
X. The Eel, Conger, and Lamprey.
XI. The Sturgeon.
XII. The Dog-Fish, Sea Lions, and other monsters.
XIII. The Seal, Mermaid, and Triton.
XIV. Shellfish.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good–
Jacket Condition: None

Publisher: John Van Voorst
Place: London
Year: 1842

Keywords: piscene, vexillology, armorial, Sophia Barbara Moule,

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