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Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe  

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Armour and Weapons in Europe. From the Iron Period of the Northern Nations to the End of the Thirteenth Century

Hewitt, John

Oxford and London

John Henry & James Parker



xxv, 385 pages. Frontis and 88 other engravings. (4to), bright blue cloth, gilt decoration on upper board, gilt titles on spine, a.e.g., others deckle, in a jacket made from printer’s scrap of an 1869 religious textbook.

The 1869 book that supplied the jacket and this volume were both bound by Burn of London—therefore, the jacket evidently supplied by the bindery, as was common. Examples have rarely survived; scarce thus.

Lot Amendments

Closed tear to front panel of jacket, long jagged tear to rear, offsetting from boards on verso; volume bright and sharp.

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