The Handbook of Heraldry

The Handbook of Heraldry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...Secretaries of Legation, Consuls, Royal Academicians, &c. The distinction between a Profession and a Trade, though difficult to define, is tolerably well understood. Modern usance requires that a professional man should be addressed as "Esquire " but a tradesman, however large his establishment may be, is simply Mr. when written to at his place of business. It may happen that that same tradesman at home, is a County Magistrate, and keeps up a better estate than the Lord Lieutenant of his County. In such a case there is no impropriety in addressing him as Esquire. The senior Member for.Birmingham is Mr. John Bright, when written to as a Birmingham Carpet Manufacturer; but if officially addressed he would be the Right Honourable John Bright. Gentlemen are all those who, lawfully entitled to Armorial distinction, are not included in any of the beforementioned degrees. An interesting paper on Gentlemen, too long to quote, will be found in the London Chronicle, 31 December, 1771. The subjoined Table Of Precedence is given to indicate the relative positions of the various ranks of Nobility; many, therefore, of the Officers of State are omitted. For a complete Table of Precedence, both amongst men and women, the reader is referred to the pages of Nicholas, Burke, or Thom. The Sovereign. The Prince of Wales. The Sovereign's younger sons. The Sovereign's grandsons. The Archbishop of Canterbury. The Lord Chancellor (being a Baron). The Archbishops of York, Armagh, and Dublin. The principal Officers of State (being Barons). Dukes, according to their priority of Patent. Eldest sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal. Marquesses, according to their priority of Patent. Dukes' eldest sons. Earls. Younger sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal. Marquesses'...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236635140
  • 9781236635143