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More information, small French bibliography and useful address

Most books available about French heraldry are in French but if you can muster the courage you will find the following books valuable. Some of them are available in English.

First contact with heraldry for children:

- JOUBERT, Nouveau guide de l’héraldique, éditions Ouest France, réédité en 1984.



First contact with heraldry for adults:

- Michel PASTOUREAU, Figures de l’héraldique, numero 284 de la collection "Découvertes" aux éditions Gallimard, 1996.



Handbook of heraldry, historical studies with a rich iconography:

- D.L. GALBREATH & L. JÂQUIER, Manuel du blason, éditions SPES, Lausanne 1977.



- Michel PASTOUREAU, Traité d’héraldique, éditions Picard, réédité en 1993.



- Ottfried NEUBECKER, J. P. BROOKE-LITTLE, and Robert TOBLER Heraldry: Sources, Symbols & Meaning,1999.


Heraldry and the law from the origins:

- Rémy MATHIEU, Le système héraldique français, éditions Janin, Paris 1946.



Heraldry for monument’s curators (and also for the others):

- Emmanuel de BOOS, Monique CHATENET & Christian DAVY, Les armoiries, lecture et identification, éditions de l’Inventaire Général, 1994.



Heraldic grammar:

- Théodore VEYRIN-FORRER, Précis d’héraldique, éditions Larousse, 2000.



Dictionary (the ultimate work in French):

- Emmanuel de BOOS, Dictionnaire du blason, Le Leopard d’or, Paris 2001.



One of the best french dictionary

... and useful address

- Société Française d’Héraldique et de Sigillographie (association loi de 1901)
60, rue des Francs-Bourgeois
75141 Paris Cedex 03

The French Heraldry and Sigillography Society gather university searchers, students, artists, passionate people etc. It was founded in 1937.

Its activity:

Monthly lectures in Paris made by its members. Annual study trip in France and in Europe. Publishing of: La revue française d’héraldique et de sigillographie (one issue per year, on subscription and in specialized bookshops).
Quarterly newsletter (paper or electronic).
http://sfhs.free.fr/