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Matthew Carter's Honor Redivivus, 1660  

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Honor Redivivus; or, An Analysis of Honor and Armory

Carter, Matthew


Henry Heringman



[10], 256, 247-251, [1] pp. Engraved title page and frontispiece with 40 woodcuts of heraldic devices, many hand-colored, and seven engraved plates by Richard Gaywood depicting ceremonial robes as worn by various ranks of gentry and nobility. 15.6x10 cm (6¼x4"), Cambridge binding rebacked in later calf. Second Edition.

Originally published in 1655. Carter, a Kentish Royalist, fought for King Charles I against the "Roundheads" of the Long Parliament during the English Civil War. After the King's defeat he was sent to prison, where he produced two works; an account of the fighting in Kent and Essex, and the present treatise, which contains an essay on honor, a study of heraldic iconography, a detailed survey of knightly orders, and a survey of the Inns of Court and Chancery. Wing C659. Bookplate.

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Slight bumps to corners; a few dampstains, some dampstaining to edges, one plate chipped at lower front corner, hints of foxing; very good or better.

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