Introduction. Symbolic gods and deities. Astronomy and astrology. Alchemy. Magic and mystic. Church and religion. Heraldry. Monsters and imaginary figures. Japanese crests. Marks and signets. Watermarks. Printer's marks. Cattle brands
'Reproducing in historical sequence 1355 signs, seals and symbols from the simplest drawings of heavenly bodies, through the intricate heraldic devices of the Middle Ages, to modern cattle brands and hobo sign language, this book will be of immense value to the commercial artist and designer. The development of man as an artist and designer is here recorded pictorially by one of the world's foremost experts in the field of graphic art, Ernst Lehner.'