This massive and invaluable compendium is the most comprehensive collection of Europe's Coats of Arms in print. The monumental work of Heraldry was compiled over 23 years by the Frenchmen V. Rolland and his son H.R. Rolland as illustrations to the classic 1903/26 'Armorial General' work of reference put together by J-B Rietstap. The three volume work illustrates around 85,000 shields of Arms, arranged in alphabetical order of surnames with hatching for colours. The plates are introduced in English, German, Spanish and Italian with an abbreviated vocabulary and legend in French. These valuable volumes are works that serious student of heraldry can do without.