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Charles Hamilton Smith Costume of Ancient Britain  

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The Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland, from the Seventh to the Sixteenth Century, Selected from Rare Specimens in the Possession of the Author, and Accompanied with Suitable Descriptions and Illustrations

Smith, Charles Hamilton


J. Dowding



Additional illustrated title page, engraved dedication leaf and 60 full-page hand-colored engraved plates, interleaved with descriptive letterpress. (Folio) 38x27 cm (15x10½") later three-quarter red morocco and marbled boards, spine gilt, top edge gilt. "Improved Edition."

First published the prior year with a slightly different title. List of subscribers at front. A classic collection of British costume plates. Tooley 455.

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Binding worn, covers detached; light foxing; internally very good or better.

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