Lot 374: Weever (John). Ancient Funerall Monuments within the united Monarchie of Great Britaine, Ireland, and the Islands adiacent, with the dissolved Monasteries therein contained..., London: printed by Thomas Harper, 1631, engraved portrait frontispiece and additional engraved title (both torn to blank margins, frontispiece lined to verso & additional title repaired to fore-edge margin), few woodcut illustrations, occasional marginal fraying mostly at front and rear, 20th century bookplates to front endpapers of John L. Nevinson, Exeter College, Oxford and Claude Blair, 20th century half calf, attractive gilt decorated spine with contrasting labels, small folio, together with an incomplete and defective copy of The Historie of the Holy Warre by Thomas Fuller, 3rd edition, Cambridge, 1647. Claude Blair FSA, OBE, CVO (1922-2010), the eminent scholar of European arms and armour and historic metalwork, funerary sculpture, English parish churches and the decorative arts. He was Keeper at the Department of Metalwork, Victoria and Albert Museum, from 1972-82. (2)
Dominic Winter's Printed Books and Maps Auction September 2015
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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