Lot 135 of 515:
A Suit of Armour for Youth w/movable plates 1824  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
A Suit of Armour for Youth

Author:
Grimaldi, Stacey

Place:
London

Publisher:
Published by the Proprietor

Date:
1824

Description:

xii, 92 pp. With engraved frontispiece and 11 plates with lift-up flaps. (12mo) 18x11 cm (7x4") period green straight grain morocco with ornate blindstamped and gilt borders, rebacked with original spine strip laid down; marbled endpapers. 

A collection of homilies for youth with eleven virtues, each of which is symbolically compared with and illustrated by an item of armour; the illustrations can be lifted up, revealing a virtue beneath. Scarce with all plates present and in working order.


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Some staining and soiling to leather, rubbing to extremities; interior with light offsetting from plates, scattered light foxing; very good.


 
Item number:
309021
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