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[cos98]

Obsolete entry! Please refer to [c2e98]

[cos98a]

Obsolete entry! Please refer to [c2e98a]

[cot01]

Title: The illustrated flag handbook
Medium: book
Main author(s): Maria Costantino
Edition (publisher: place): D&S Books: Bideford (United Kingdom)
Language: English
Edition date: 2001 (no edition specified; presumably first)
Catalogue codes: ISBN 1-903327-27-X = ISBN 978-1-903327-27-2
Pages: 256
Format: 210×164(×18) mm

[cot01a]

Missing info! (1)
Title: The illustrated flag handbook
Medium: book
Main author(s): Maria Costantino
Edition (publisher: place): Gramercy Books: New York (United States)
Language: English
Edition date: 2001
Previous edition: [cot01]
Catalogue codes: ISBN 0-517-21810-0 = ISBN 978-0-517-21810-5
Pages: 256
Format: 8,6×6,7(×0,9) ″
Weight: 1,7 ℔

I haven’t had time to completely go over the book in detail, but have noticed some glaring errors. The images are from the Flag Institute Enterprises and image problems are likely to be from the setup process by the publisher.

Protocol
a minor error on the superior presence of the UN flag when flown with the flag of another nation.
Glossary
several minor errors, but it’s interesting to note that she refers to FIAV and how anyone interested should search the Internet for a local flag organization.
Australia, Bahrain
ratios are reversed as fly:hoist.
Belgium, Libya, Moldova
dimensions in the text do not match the image.
Ukraine
a printing defect (probably global): a small hollow circle in the image.
California
image not stretched to the baseline of the area reserved for an image. This gives the impression that the California flag is shifted towards the upper hoist (difficult to describe, except if you think of the present flag reduced 20% with the same leading edge along the upper hoist).
Hawaii
The same mistake as California except that it appears the Hawaiian flag has 9 stripes.
Canada
egad, even though Nunavut existed at the time of publication, it is missing.

Phil Nelson, 08 Jul 2003


[cot02]

Title: The illustrated flag handbook
Medium: book
Main author(s): Maria Costantino
Edition (publisher: place): Silverdale Books: Leicester (United Kingdom)
Language: English
Edition date: 2002 (2nd ed.)
Previous edition: [cot01]
Catalogue codes: ISBN 1-856056-69-4 = ISBN 978-1-856056-69-4
Pages: 256
Format: 210×163 mm

It’s the usual format of brief introduction to flag history and nomenclature, followed by an alphabetic listing of countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe. Each country has a page consisting of a reasonably good illustration of the flag (but see also below) and a description and some history of the flag (though often including the usual dubious reasons for the colours), together with the really elementary statistics of country name, capital city, currency, language(s), religion(s). However, there is also flag ratio and flag adoption date. The illustrations are credited to Flag Institute Enterprises, which inspires confidence, but there are some unfortunate errors. The Belgian flag is shown at 1:2 (though the text says 13:15) and the flag of Guyana is cut off at the bottom.
André Coutanche, 28 Apr 2002

Apart from these mistakes several flag image also have a white edge along their bottom, suggesting they were inaccurately cut from a white background.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 01 May 2002


[cot04]

Missing info! (1)
Title: Handbuch Flaggen : Über 200 Flaggen aus aller Welt
(in English: Flag Handbook : over 200 flags of the world)
Medium: book
Main author(s): Maria Costantino
Edition (publisher: place): Bassermann Verlag: Münich (Germany)
Language: German (High)
Edition date: 2004 (2nd ed.)
Previous edition: [cot02]
Catalogue codes: ISBN 3-8094-1721-1 = ISBN 978-3-8094-1721-7
Format: 210×163 mm

[cot05]

Title: Guia Ilustrado das Bandeiras
(in English: Illustrated Flags Handbook)
Medium: book
Main author(s): Maria Costantino
Edition (publisher: place): Editorial Estampa: Lisboa (Portugal)
Language: Portuguese
Edition date: 2005 (1st ed.)
Previous edition: [cot01a]
Catalogue codes: ISBN 972-33-2122-X = ISBN 978-972-33-2122-7
Dep. Leg.: 224956/05
Pages: 256
Format: 211×163 mm
Weight: 600 g
Remarks: Information on line.

[cou89]

Missing info! (3)
Title: The value of Trajan’s column as a source for military equipment
Medium: article in a non-vexillological source
Main author(s): Jon C.N. Coulston
Secondary author(s): C. van Driel-Murray (ed.)
Language: English
Source title: Roman military equipment: the sources of evidence. Proceedings of the fifth Roman military equipment conference
Source number (date): (1989)
Source pages: 31-44
Source edition (publisher: place): B.A.R.: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Remarks: BAR International Series 476; Trajan’s column is the main pictorial source for Roman military equipment, including flags.

[cou90]

Missing info! (2)
Title: Three new books on Trajan’s column
Medium: article in a non-vexillological source
Main author(s): Jon C.N. Coulston
Language: English
Source title: Journal of Roman Archaeology
Source number (date): 3 (1990)
Source pages: 290-309
Source edition (publisher: place): Journal of Roman Archaeology: Portsmouth (United States)
Remarks: Trajan’s column is the main pictorial source for Roman military equipment, including flags.

[cou90a]

Missing info! (2)
Title: Later Roman armour, 3rd-6th centuries AD
Medium: article in a non-vexillological source
Main author(s): Jon C.N. Coulston
Language: English
Source title: Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies
Source number (date): 1 (1990)
Source pages: 139-160
Source edition (publisher: place): M.C. Bishop: Ryton (United Kingdom)

[cou91]

Missing info! (2)
Title: The draco standard
Medium: article in a non-vexillological source
Main author(s): Jon C.N. Coulston
Language: English
Source title: Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies
Source number (date): 2 (1991)
Source pages: 101-114
Source edition (publisher: place): M.C. Bishop: Ryton (United Kingdom)
Remarks: excellent overview of this late Roman flag

[cov00]

Missing info! (2)
Title: La Milicia sevillana durante el siglo XIX. Historia y Vexilología
Medium: article in a vexillological source
Main author(s): Juan M. Covelo
Language: Castillian (a.k.a. Spanish)
Source title: Banderas [ban]
Source number (date): 75-76 (2000)
Remarks: 14th Spanish Vexillology Congress

[coy89]

Title: Navy flag as U.S. colors in 1789
Medium: article in a vexillological source
Main author(s): Robert Coykendall
Language: English
Source title: NAVA News [nav]
Source number (date): 1989 May./Jun. (1989.05-06)
Source pages: 1

[coy90]

Title: Annual George Washington’s birthday celebration
Medium: article in a vexillological source
Main author(s): Robert Coykendall
Language: English
Source title: NAVA News [nav]
Source number (date): 1990 May./Jun. (1990.05-06)
Source pages: 7

[coy90a]

Title: Ralph Spence disappears without a trace?
Medium: article in a vexillological source
Main author(s): Robert Coykendall
Language: English
Source title: NAVA News [nav]
Source number (date): 1990 Sep./Oct. (1990.09-10)
Source pages: 7

[coy95]

Title: Flag Day in Philadelphia
Medium: article in a vexillological source
Main author(s): Robert Coykendall
Language: English
Source title: NAVA News [nav]
Source number (date): 1995 Sep./Oct. (1995.09-10)
Source pages: 3

[coy97]

Missing info! (2)
Title: June 14, 1777: a story of flag day
Medium: book
Main author(s): Robert Coykendall
Edition (publisher: place): Printer’s Place: Philadelphia, PA (United States)
Languages: English
Edition date: 1997
Pages: ii, 45
Format: 28 cm
Remarks: Ill. (some col.), map. Listed in [brz00a] as Q18.

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