This book covers all aspects of heraldry: how a crest is granted, the uses of heraldry in architecture, the symbolism behind the elements in a coat of arms, a complete glossary of heraldic terms, plus examples of purely American coat of arms. This is a reprint of the classic 1895 edition. "Of the few American works on Heraldry, Zieber is far superior in scope and execution to all others. In its 427 pages there are no fewer than 950 coats-of-arms and illustrations. Essential for all libraries with a good reference collection."