Excerpt from A System of Heraldry, Speculative and Practical, Vol. 2: With the True Art of Blazon, According to the Most Approved Heralds in Europe: Illustrated With Suitable Examples of Armorial Figures, and Achievements of the Most Considerable Surnames and Families in Scotland, &C; Together With Historical and Genealogic
But Mr Nisbet not being able to overtake his whole design in one volume, as at first he intended, for the several reasons set forth in the said Preface, he therefore promises an Appendix, or Second. Volume, wherein the several branches of heraldry, not there treated of, were to be illustrated; and, as this undertaking is now finished, and presents itself to the public, it will be necessary that the. Editor. Should. Say something in behalf of the performance.
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