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Books and magazines quoted in FOTW pages

Aberg Alf, “The national flags of Sweden”, American-Scandinavian Review, 62-1 1974
Kent Alexander, Flags
E.M.C. Barraclough, Flags of the World
Lucy Bryson and Clem McCartney, Clashing Symbols? A report on the use of flags, anthems and other national symbols in Northern Ireland, Belfast: The Institute of Irish Studies, The Queen's University of Belfast, 1994, 196 pages, ISBN: 085 389 538 4
Brandt, Sue R., State Flags Including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, New York, Franklin Watts, 1992
The least serious of the books that I have in my collection that purport to cover the U.S. state flags. It's down to one illustration and one sparse page of text that explains the symbolism and some of the state's history but rarely anything about the flag's history. One example: It illustrates the new Nevada flag (with "NEVADA" below the star rather than circling it) and cheerfully states that the flag was adopted in 1929 with no clarifying remarks. Jon Radel, 1995-OCT-21
Brockhous Enzyklopaedie, 1968
H. Gresham Carr, Flags of the World, 1956
Gresham Carr, Flags of the World, Frederick Warne & Co. Ltd, London, 1961
William Crampton World of Flags, Studio, 1990
Crampton, Observer's Book of Flags, 1991.
Hubert de Vries, Wapens van de Nederlanden, 1995
Peter Diem Die Symbole Oesterreichs: Zeit und Gesichichte in Zeichen Vienna: Kremayer & Scheriau, 1995
Several hundred pages (about 400 IIRC) filled with historical and contemporary symbols, illustrated in colour and B&W.
A. Filcher, Drapeaux et Armoiries des Etats princiers de l'Empire des Indies (Flags and Arms of the Princely States of the Empire of the Indies), Dreux, 1984
Donald Lindsay Galbreath, Papal Heraldry, revised by Geoffrey Briggs, London, Heraldry Today, 1972 xv, 135p, illus. 29cms.
John Gaunt, A Pocket Dictionary of Flags, 1876
National Geographic, October 1917
National Geographics September 1932
E. A. Gessler, Flottez Drapeaux! (Fly flags!), Zürich, Editions Fraumunster, 1943
Flaggen und Wappen der Welt, Gütersloh, 1992
Haban, Rita D., How Proudly They Wave--Flags of the Fifty States, Minneapolis, Minn., Lerner Publications Co., 1989
This book goes through the states, giving each one 1 illustration (unlike [smi75], which illustrates the flags at various points in the state's history) and about 2 pages of text. Unlike [bra92], it still attempts to give a serious history of the flag. John Radel, 1995-OCT-21
Bruno Heim, Heraldry in the Catholic Church, Humanities Press, 1978, ISBN: 0-391-00873-0.
V. Wheeler Holohan, Flags of the World, Past and Present, 1939
Inglefield, Eric: Flags, 1979
K. A. Ivanov, Drapeaux marocains
K. A. Ivanov, Flagi Gosudarstv Mira (Flags of the States of the World), Moscow, 1971
T. van der Laars, Wapens, vlaggen en zegels van Nederland (Arms, flags and seals of the Netherlands), 1913
Jiri Louda, Michael Maclagan: Heraldry of The Royal Families of Europe. Clarkson Potter: New York, 1981
Mastai, The Stars and the Stripes, 1973
Carmelo Corzón Medina & Carlos Noronha Atlas de Bolivia. La Paz, s.d.: Producciones Cima
Munksgaard Jan Henrik, Militaere koomando- og rangflagg i Norden IV: Sverige, Nordisk flagkontakt, No.22, 1996
Neubecker, Ottfried: Fahnen und Flaggen, 195X
Neväus, Clara: Ny svensk väpenbok, Stockholm, 1992
Neväus Clara, Svenska flagga: Historik och utveckling i praxis och lagstiftning,Fran falttog till folkfest: Nordiska flaggor, fanor och symboler, Udevalla, 1993
Nordervall, Per: "Modern Swedish Colours, Standards, Guidons and Command Flags", Genealogica et Heraldica. Report of the 16th International Congress of Genealogical and Heraldic Sciences in Helsinki 16-21 August 1984, Helsinki, 1986
Chrisitan Fogd Pedersen: The International Flag Book in Colour (1970, ISBN 07137 0536 1)
Chrisitan Fogd Pedersen: Moussault's lexicon van vlaggen en wapens (Alverdens flag i farver), 1980
Christian Fogd Pedersen (1981): Flaggor i färg Uppsala, 1981. ISBN 91-20-04595-6 (in swedish).
Jos Poels, Prisma vlaggenboek, 1990
Edward W. Richardson, Standards and colors of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, 1982, 341 pages.
Scheffer, C G U: "The coat of arms of Sweden", American-Scandinavian Review, Vol. 51, No. 3, 1963.
Shankle, George E., State Names, Flags, Seals, Songs, Birds, Flowers and Other Symbols, rev. ed., New York, H.W. Wilson Co., 1941
This book was in print for a long time. There were editions in 1934 and 1938. The 4th printing of the second edition, which is what I own, came out in 1951. For the flags and seals the author states that the contents of the book simply reports the laws concerning the flag. Inspection shows that this results in uneven coverage, from the 5 lines on the flag of Kentucky to the 7 pages on the flag of Texas filled with detailed regulations on what one could do with the Texan flag. A most useful resource if you're looking for the pre-1940 legislative history of a state flag. John Radel, 1995-OCT-21
Shearer, Benjamin F and Barbara S. Shearer, State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols--A Historical Guide, New York, Greenwood Press, 1989
This book is a concious effort to update [sha41]. Its coverage is very similar, though greater editorial input has resulted in somewhat more even coverage, regardless of how verbose a given state legislature was on the subject of their flag. John Radel, 1995-OCT-21
Shaw: Collins Gem Flags, 1994.
Klaes Sierksma, "De gemeentewapens van Nederlands" (The municipality arms of the Netherlands), 1960
Klaes Sierksma, Nederlands vlaggenboek (Dutch Flag Book), 1962
Withney Smith, Flags and Arms across the World
Smith, Whitney, The Flag Book of the United States--The Story of the Stars and Stripes and the Flags of the Fifty States, rev. ed., New York, William Morrow & Co., Inc., 1975
The earlier edition was copyright 1970. Probably still the best overall reference (what can I say, Dr. Smith does good work), though it is naturally missing all the recent changes. Makes a serious attempt to track the history of the state's flag for each state.John Radel, 1995-OCT-21
Smith, Whitney, Flags Through the Ages and Across the World, 1975
Withney Smith, Flags and Arms across the World, 1980
Derkwillem Visser, De Nederlandse vlag in heden en verleden (The Dutch flag in past and present), 1990
Hubert de Vries, Wapens van de Nederlanden (Arms of the Netherlands), 1995
A. Ziggiotto "Le bandiere degli Stati italiani" on Armi Antiche (1970)
A. Ziggiotto "Le bandiere degli Stati italiani pre-unitari" Vexilla Italica 1, XXIV (1997)