Lot 151 of 515:
Ancient Armour and Weapons in Europe  

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Estimate:
$1,500 - $2,000

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

Author:
Hewitt, John

Place:
Oxford and London

Publisher:
John Henry & James Parker

Date:
1855

Description:

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

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


 
Item number:
299656c
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