Lot 75: Smith (Charles Hamilton). Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century, out of the Collection in the Possession of the Author, 1st ed., 1814, half-title, additional hand-coloured aquatint title, engraved dedication leaf, and sixty hand-coloured aquatint plates, (complete, 1st issues of plates 6, 30, 34 & 49), bound with Meyrick (Samuel Rush & Smith, Charles Hamilton), The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; to which is added, that of the Gothic Nations on the Western Coasts of the Baltic, the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, 1st edition, London: R. Havell, 1815, half-title signed 'Marlborough' (Duke of, subscriber), additional hand-coloured aquatint title, twenty-four hand-coloured aquatint plates (complete), plate 20 (St. Jestin ab Geraint) with three repaired short closed tears to fore-edge margin, occasional light spotting, slight offsetting to text, upper hinge splitting, late 19th century marbled calf by Sotheran, rebacked, preserving original gilt decorated spine with red morocco title label (lower portion of original spine detached), joints splitting, light wear to extremities, folio, (with wide margins). Abbey Life, 431 and 427. Armorial bookplate of the Duke of Marlborough. Large Paper copy. (1)
Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History, Early Printed Books, Maps, Globes & Decorative Prints, Science & Mathematics, Bookbinding Equipment Auction July 2015
Wednesday, 15th July 2015
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