Boutell's Heraldry (1950)

A compilation of the heraldic works of the Reverend Charles Boutell, first published in 1863. The book is consulted and carried by James Bond (impersonating Sir Hilary Bray) in the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service. It is initially seen on the desk in Bond's room at Piz Gloria, open to the color plate between pages 144–145 (Plate X, “Quartered Arms with Two Crests”). Bond closes the book and takes it with him when he visits Ruby.

The copy used in the film is likely the 1966 revised edition, as the title and names of its two collaborators is seen in a blue box on the jacket. (Scott-Giles and Brook-Little also collaborated on the 1963 revised edition, but I have not seen its jacket.)


Charles Boutell 1 item


C. W. Scott-Giles 1 item J. P. Brook-Little 1 item

Publication History


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