MENESTRIER, [Claude-François]. ~ La Nouvelle Méthode raisonnée du Blason pour l’apprendre d’une manière aisée; Réduit en Leçons, par demandes & par réponses. Lyon: Pierre Bruyset Ponthus, 1754.
12mo (165 × 95 mm), pp. , 298, , plus 1 hand coloured frontispiece, a hand coloured engraved plate and 31 monochrome engraved plates. Contemporary full calf. Upper joint broken and corners worn.
Claude-François Menestrier (1631-1705) was one of the great heraldic authorities of his age. This eighteenth-century edition of La Nouvelle Méthode (first published 1696) is a continuation and improvement of some of his previous books and offers a new approach to learning the coats of arms, in the form of a dialogue between teacher and pupil. This edition also includes numerous engraved plates which display different crests and emblems.