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.