(Aristocracy : Arms & Armour) 3 Vols. Meyrick, Samuel Rush, Sir. A Critcal Inquiry into Antient Armour. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. 4to, modern buckram, all edges gilt, roughly trimmed. With hand-colored frontispiece and 80 plates (70 hand-colored, some heightened with gold and silver), 19 hand colored initials heightened with gold. Internally generally clean - scattered mostly minor spotting and dust smudging, cello tape repairs to a few text leaves - mostly at back of volume 2. Complete with half titles. Ex-library: perforated stamps on imprint of each title page and last letterpress leaf in each volume, ink stamps on dedication in volume 1 and on page (1) in volumes 2 and 3, labels and other markings on endpapers. Plates bright and clean and free of library markings.
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