An Accurate Historical Account of All the Orders of Knighthood AT, Present Existing in Europe. to Which Are Prefixed a Critical Disserrtation Upon the Ancient and Present State of Those Equestrian Institutione (Etc.)

An Accurate Historical Account of All the Orders of Knighthood AT, Present Existing in Europe. to Which Are Prefixed a Critical Disserrtation Upon the Ancient and Present State of Those Equestrian Institutione (Etc.)

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1804 edition. Excerpt: ... Cr.4m: 's Hist. pug. 24. Vol. 1.---s 5 __ upon which appears the Motto, in letters of Gold. The second liflli is the same in every respect; save that the Rose in the Center, is of white enamel. These linlts are united with Lacs d'Amour, or, true-Lovers Knots, and from the middle of the Collar, is suspended the Efligy of Saint Gnonee, as already described, in the account given of the Orders of Saint CONSTANTINE, and Saint Ammnw. of Russia. This Badge is frequently beset with, Diam0nds, and is sometimes intirelylcomposed of precious Stones. _ The Dress of this Order, consists" of small cloaths after the, antiq_ue fashion, and as they were generally worn in the reign of H1: N11Y-the VIII. they are of White and Silver tissue. The Stockings, are of white Silk, and must be very long. They are worn with one Garter only, since it is from that Emblem, or Symbol, that the Order derives itswell known Name. This Garter is of a dark blue colour, _ and the Motto is embroidered thereon, in letters of Gold. The Knights are obliged to wear the same every day, below the left Knee. The Surcoat, is-_ 6._. of Crimson Velvet, lined with white Silk, or Satin: it descends as low as the Calf, and over it, is worn a Belt, or Girdle of the same stuff and colour. Above this, they wear a very long and ample mantle of dark blue Velvet, lined with white; it is tied round the neclt with two long and thick Cords of white Silk and Gold intermixed. These, on account of their length, are tied together, that they may be worn with greater conveniency. Above this mantle the Knights wear an Hood of Crimson Velvet, which hangs down behind. Upon the left side of their mantles and upper Garments, they wear an eight pointed Star, richly embroidered, in Silver; thetfour...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236870905
  • 9781236870902