The Augustan Society Rolls of Arms
The Augustan Society has long maintained a registry of arms. Originally limited to members, it is now open to all, and totals over 400 heraldic achievements to date. This would be of very slight utility were the information not made public.
The first volume of the Augustan Society Roll of Arms was published in 1967, supplanted almost immediately by the second edition in 1968, which corrected some serious errors and added a number of additional achievements. Volume two was released in 1983, and a third volume in 1986, with a few select achievements depicted in color.
The Roll contains the name and dignity of the armiger, a blazon of arms (in the original language, where appropriate), and a full-page black & white drawing of the arms. Approximately 100 achievements were published in each of the first three volumes. At this time, all three are out of print, with used copies selling for substantially more than the original prices.
Work has begun on Volume IV, which will be in full color, and cover members who have registered since the publication of Volume III. Pricing and pre-publication ordering data will appear here once costs have been defined.
That done, we will begin the work needed to reprint Volumes I through III. Given the changes in technology, these will be done in full color. Pricing is again expected to be markedly less that current market prices for the B&W editions.
One reason we expect to be able to obtain such economies for such a specialized (read “low sales”) publication is our use of in-house facilities for everything but binding. This permits a largely “print-on-demand” approach with batches as small as a half-dozen copies. This also ensures that all will remain in-print for the indefinite future.
Volunteers willing to assist with coloring, checking, translation, and editing are invited to contact the Books Editor.
This page maintained by the Webmaster in consultation with the Books Editor. Last modified 10 September 2021.