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The following are used and nearly new (usually remaindered) heraldry books that we currently have in stock. Quantities are limited, usually of but one copy of a title, but the "Add to Cart" buttons will tell you if a title has already been sold before I have been able to remove it from this page.

Most books are hardbound, unless specifically described as soft cover. Included with most book descriptions is a URL to the same title on Amazon where you may find a more complete description of the book and its contents. (It's possible, of course, that you may find a title a little cheaper there, too, but I try very hard to keep our prices competitive, and don't buy books to sell if to do so would mean having to charge a price that I believe is more than the book is worth.

This list of books will change on a regular basis, as copies are sold and as I find new reasonably priced books to add to those here. See also our selection of new heraldry books, heraldic coloring/pattern books, and heraldic bingo game on this page.

A Complete Guide to Heraldry, by A.C. Fox-Davies. One of the classic heraldry reference books, a must for any heraldic library, in a small hardback edition. 6"x9". 1978. 647 pp. In dust jacket. More information about this book can be found here. (UB02) ($15.00)
Living Heraldry: The Ancient Art and Its Modern Applications, by Stephen Slater. Lots of color plates. 9"x11½". Soft cover. 2004. 160 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB04) ($20.00)
The Oxford Guide to Heraldry, by Thomas Woodcock and John Martin Robinson. This book has become a standard basic heraldic reference book. Hardbound. 7½"x10". 1988. 233 pp. In dust jacket. More information about this book can be found here. (UB05) (25.00)
An Introduction to Heraldry, by Stefan Oliver. A good basic introduction, with lots of color plates. Hardbound. 9"x12". 1987. 72 pp. In dust jacket. More information about this book can be found here. (UB07) ($15.00)
Introduction to Heraldry, by E.E. Reynolds. Here again, the title pretty much says it all. Hardbound. 5"x7½". 1940. 149 pp. Dust jacket torn in two places. (Hey, it's 68 years old! What do you want?) More information about this book can be found here. (UB08) ($15.00)
Discovering Heraldry, by Jacqueline Fearn. A handy pocket-sized introduction to heraldry. Paperbound. 4½"x7". 1983. 96 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB10) ($5.00)
Discovering Heraldry, by Jacqueline Fearn. A hardbound edition this handy pocket-sized introduction to heraldry. 4½"x7". 1981. 96 pp. Hardbound in dust jacket. More information about this book can be found here. (UB11) ($10.00)
The Complete Book of Heraldry: An international history of heraldry and its contemporary uses, by Stephen Slater. Probably the best recent book on heraldry, profusely illustrated in color. Hardbound. 7"x9". 2003. 256 pp. In dust jacket. More information about this book can be found here. (UB16) ($20.00)
Heraldry and Genealogy, by L.G. Pine. More about heraldry than genealogy, but a great introduction. Hardbound. 4½"x7". 1968. 192 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB18) ($10.00)
Feudal Coats of Arms, by Joseph Foster. A diminutive paperbound edition of his seminal work, Some Feudal Coats of Arms, later republished as The Dictionary of Heraldry. Lots of line drawings of early coats of arms. Paperbound. 5"x8½". 1995. 268 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB19) ($10.00)
Heraldry: Decoration and Floral Forms, by Herbert Cole. Profusely illustrated with black and white line drawings, in two sections: Heraldry and Its Use in Decoration, and Floral Forms as Used in Decoration. Hardbound. 7½"x9½". 1988. 248 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB20) ($20.00)
Heraldry & the Heralds, by Rodney Dennis. A classic work, with several color plates. Hardbound. 6"x9". 1984. 285 pp. Dust jacket. Like new. More information about this book can be found here. (UB22) ($25.00)
Heraldic Design: Its Origins, Ancient forms and Modern, Usage, by Hubert Allcock. An excellent overview of heraldry, with over 500 illustrations. Paperbound. 8½"x11". 2003 republication of 1962 ed. 96 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB23) ($10.00)
Heraldic Design for Artists and Craftspeople, by John M. Bergling. The title pretty much says it all. Over 1,400 illustrations of heraldic achievements, crests, crowns, coats of arms, and seals. Paperbound. 11"x8". 1997 republication of 1913 ed. 72 pp. More information about this book can be found here. (UB24) ($5.00)
Ready-To-Use Heraldic Designs, selected and arranged by Maggie Kate. 438 different copyright-free heraldic designs. Paperbound. 8½"x11". 1998. 32 pp. (well, 64, but they're only printed on one side of the paper). More information about this book can be found here. (UB25) ($5.00)
Heraldry: An Introduction to a Noble Tradition, Michel Pastoureau. A great little paperback, profusely illustrated in color. Paperbound. 5"x7". 1997. 144 pp.(UB26) ($13.00)
Concise Encyclopedia of Heraldry, Guy Cadogan Rothery. One of the standard introductions to heraldry in English, well illustrated with line drawings. Paperbound. 5¼"x8½". 1995. More information about this book can be found here. (UB28) ($10.00)
An Outline of Heraldry in England and Scotland, Robert Innes Smith. An illustrated introductory booklet to heraldry in Great Britain. Paperbound. 5½"x8¼". 1980. (UB29) ($4.00)
Beasts in Heraldry, Marie Angel. Naturalistic depictions of many of the beasts found in heraldry, matched with their use on a coat of arms, with blazons. Hardbound, in a box (cover detached but present). 8¼"x8¼". (UB30) ($20.00)





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