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    Sale 1922

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    3 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 311

    MEYRICK, Samuel Rush (1783-1848). A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. London: Robert Jennings, 1824.

    Price Realised  

    MEYRICK, Samuel Rush (1783-1848). A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. London: Robert Jennings, 1824.

    3 volumes, 4o (400 x 275mm). Half titles. Additional engraved titles, 80 plates (70 hand-colored), large hand-colored initials at the beginning of each chapter (some very light spotting, plates trimmed, slightly affecting plate marks and a few plate numbers, minor marginal repairs to a few plates). 19th-century half morocco, marbled boards (stained, some wear, rear joint of vol. III cracked, other joints weak). Provenance: Utica Public Library (bookplate, embossed stamp on title-pages).

    FIRST EDITION of Meyrick's authority on armor and weaponry. Brunet III: 1692; Lowndes IV, 1541.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN