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Terry Foreman  •  Link

John Guillim (c. 1565 – 7 May 1621)

[A]ntiquarian and officer of arms at the College of Arms in London. He is, perhaps, best remembered for his monumental work A Display of Heraldry which was first published in London in 1610.

cum salis grano  •  Link

a comment on website
"Twenty-five years ago I found this amazing book in a second-hand book shop (long since vanished) in Canterbury, England, where I was studying to be a teacher. I was fascinated by its subject matter, its antiquity (a first edition copy from 1611) and by the hand-painted illustrations. Even in those days, £12 ($17, at the time) seemed like a bargain price, although it was certainly the most money I had ever spent on a book!"

Michael Robinson  •  Link

Pepys retained, and decorated, the following:-

Guillim, John, 1565-1621.
A display of heraldry: manifesting a more easie access to the knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of method; whereunto it is now reduced by the study and industry of John Guillim, late pursuivant at arms. The fifth edition much enlarged with great variety of bearings. To which is added A treatise of honour military and civil, according to the laws and customs of England, collected out of the most authentick authors, both ancient and modern, by Capt. John Logan. Illustrated with variety of sculptures sutable to the severa subjects; to which is added a catalogue of the atchievements of the nobility of England, with divers of the gentry, for examples of bearings.
London : printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome; and are sold by Francis Tyton, Henry Brome, Thomas Basset, Richard Chiswell, John Wright. and Thomas Sawbridge, MDCLXXIX. [1679]

fo., [12], 317, [11], 159, [3], 161-181, [9] p.,
[75] leaves of plates, most signed by Robert Wright, coats of arms, ill., ports. etc.
Title page printed in red and black.
"Analogia honorum" has a separate title page, with imprint "printed by Tho. Roycroft, anno Dom. MDCLXXVII.", pagination and register. (A reissue, with dedication added, of Wing L2834.)
"The second part of Honour civil" has a separate title page, with imprint "printed by Samuel Roycroft, anno Dom. MDCLXXVIII."; pagination and register are continuous from "Analogia honorum".

Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), G2222

The Pepys Library copy has the following decorations; 3 additional 'extra' illustrations:

pp. 312-3 [drawing of a heraldic naval coronet] inscribed 'from Mr. King Lancaster Herald May 25th. 1669.
after p 32 of 'Analogia' engraving of arms of 1st. Duke of Marlborough.
pasted to p.65 of 'Analogia' 'Certain cases wherein a Lord of the Parliament hath no privilege'

The following arms have been hand colored:
Charles Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury;
Roger Montague, Earl of Manchester (a Pepys kinsman);
'Samuel Pepys of Brampton in Huntingtonshire Esqr. Secretary of ye Admiralty to His Ma.ty. King Charles ye Second descended of ye antient family of Pepys of Cottenham in Cambridgsh.'

PL 2576

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