The Blazon of Episcopacy

By: RILAND BEDFORD, Rev. W. K.:

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Hardback, 9 x 5.5 inches. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine and blind embossed decoration to boards. In very good condition. Original cloth had been professionally re-backed & re-laid. Contemporary endpapers. Some minor foxing spots and neat inscription to half-title page “Albert W. Woods,” with slip “Given to A.W. by his father Sir William Woods, Garter, 1841.” Some mild foxing to pages, Else a very clean and tight copy. 144pp. Illustrated with a decorative title page with colouring & gilt. 61 Illustrated plates of arms. Sir Albert William Woods (16 April 1816 – 7 January 1904) was an English officer of arms, who served as Garter Principal King of Arms from 1869 to 1904. The Woods family has a strong tradition of service at the College of Arms. Albert Woods was the son of Sir William Woods, Garter King of Arms from 1838 until his death in 1842. Likewise, the grandson of Albert Woods was Sir Gerald Woods Wollaston, who also rose to the rank of Garter King of Arms and served there from 1930 until 1944. Woods was responsible for the compilation of the important unpublished ordinary of arms (a systematic register of coats of arms) known as "Garter's Ordinaries". He began work on it in 1842 and continued until his death in 1904. By that date the ordinary comprised two series, one of five and the other of six volumes, plus indexes. Following his death it was donated to the College of Arms by his grandson, Gerald Woods Wollaston: since then, subsequent Garter Kings of Arms have added to it and kept it up to date by including within it new grants of arms. It remains in use: Sir Anthony Wagner has described it as "an indispensable tool at the College".

Title: The Blazon of Episcopacy

Author Name: RILAND BEDFORD, Rev. W. K.:

Categories: Heraldry / Family Histories/ Genealogy,

Publisher: London, J. R. Smith, 1858:

Seller ID: 79034

Keywords: Heraldry / Family Histories/ Genealogy RILAND BEDFORD, Rev. W. K.: The Blazon of Episcopacy, J. R. Smith, 1858, 144pp. Illustrated with a decorative title page with colouring & gilt. 61 Illustrated plates of arms, Albert W. Woods,” with slip “Given to A.W. by his father Sir William Woods, Garter, 1841,