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    Color Plates of Armor

    Samuel Rush Meyrick. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour, as it Existed in Europe, Particularly in Great Britain, from the Norman Conquest to the Reign of King Charles II. Illustrated by a Series of Illuminated Engravings. With a Glossary of Military Terms of the Middle Ages. London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842.

    Second edition, corrected and enlarged. Three folio volumes. Seventy beautiful and vibrant hand-colored plates, plus frontispiece; ten black and white plates.

    Contemporary polished half morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. Raised bands. Olive morocco title labels with gilt lettering to spines. Gilt designs to compartments. Some scuffing to boards; corners bumped. Armorial bookplates of John Gretton, 1st Baron Gretton and 1900 Olympic gold medalist. Front hinge to Volume I broken. Frontispiece loose, as are many plates in the first volume, though all are present. Overall, very good.

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