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    Joseph Strutt. The Regal And Ecclesiastical Antiquities Of England: Containing Representations Of All The English Monarchs, From Edward The Confessor To Henry The Eighth; Together With Many of the Great Persons that were eminent under their several Reigns...A New Edition...[with] A Supplement To The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities, Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, &c. Of The English. London: Benjamin and John White, [Supplement: for the Author], 1792-3. Krown & Spellman retail: $750. First edition of the supplement, expanded edition of the first part. 4 to. 2 vols in 1. 310 x 235 mm. Large Paper Copy. 19th c. 1/2 calf over marbled boards, gilt rules on covers, spines decorated in gilt and blind; rebacked with old spine laid-on, corners rubbed; bookplates of Sir Henry Edwards and Herbert Henry Raphael; minor foxing, very good copies with fore- and tail-edges untrimmed. 60 + 12 illustrations in sepia on copper-plate (Complete) From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    "Strutt, Joseph 1749-1802, author, artist, antiquary, and engraver... In 1771 he became a student in the reading-room of the British Museum, whence he drew the materials for most of his antiquarian works. His first book, 'The Regal and Ecclesiastical Antiquities of England,' appeared in 1773. For it he drew and engraved from ancient manuscripts representations of kings, costumes, armour, seals, and other objects of interest, this being the first work of the kind published in England. He spent the greater part of his life in similar labours, his art becoming little more than a handmaid to his antiquarian and literary researches. Between 1774 and 1776 he published the three volumes of his 'Manners, Customs, Arms, Habits, &c., of the People of England,' and in 1777-8 the two volumes of his 'Chronicle of England,' both large quarto works, profusely illustrated, and involving a vast amount of research. ..Although the amount of Strutt's work as an engraver is small, apart from that appearing in his books, it is of exceptional merit and is still highly esteemed. In the study of those branches of archaeology which he followed he was a pioneer, and all later work on the same lines has been built on the foundations he laid." DNB  ESTC t75353 & t109575. Lowndes2532. Hiler 820. Colas 2823. LKipperheide 1002.

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