“THE INCOMPARABLE ARMOURY” (SIR WALTER SCOTT)
MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. A Critical Inquiry into Antient Armour. London, circa 1832. Three volumes.
Early edition—issued sometime after the 1824 first edition, but preceding the 1842 revised "second" edition—of Meyrick's beautifully illustrated work on arms and armor, in three folio volumes with 70 richly hand-colored plates, ten etched plates, and 27 brightly illuminated and hand-colored historiated initials. "Practically the first on the subject… [one that] remains an authority." $6000.