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CHARLES HAMILTON SMITH

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TWO CLASSIC WORKS ON THE ANCIENT COSTUME OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, WITH A TOTAL OF 84 FOLIO HAND-COLORED AQUATINT PLATES, BEAUTIFUL LARGE-PAPER COPY

SMITH, Charles Hamilton. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Island. WITH: Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland. London, 1815, 1814

. Two volumes.

First editions, large-paper copies, of two classic illustrated surveys of English and Irish medieval costume, with a total of 84 beautiful hand-colored aquatint plates, often against full backgrounds depicting castles, interiors, etc., very handsomely bound in contemporary straight-grain morocco-gilt. $8500.

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WITH 24 STRIKING HAND-COLORED FOLIO COSTUME PLATES

MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands. London, 1821.

Second edition of Meyrick and Smith’s exquisite work on the ancient costume of the British Isles, with hand-colored engraved title page and 24 beautiful hand-colored illustrations of ancient British and Baltic inhabitants, an attractive copy in full contemporary morocco-gilt. $2800.

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