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GROSE, Francis (1739--1791)
[History of the English army. 1801]
Military antiquities respecting a history of the English army, from the conquest to the present time. By Francis Grose ... A new edition with material additions & improvements. Vol. I. (II.)
London: printed for T. Egerton; & G. Kearsley, 1801.
2 vols ; 27.4 cm. (4º)
I: vi, [2], 412 p., engr. frontis., engr. t.-pl., [53] pl.
II: 236, 229*--234*, [3], 238--372, [20] p., [2] engr. frontis., [2] engr. t.-pl., [88] pl.

Engraved title-plate. Grose's History of the English Army was first published in 1786. This edition is combined with his Treatise on ancient armour and weapons which was first published in numbers shortly before the latter. Volume I includes two plates, at pages 358 and 381, which are not listed in the directions for binding. Volume II with a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. The Treatise has a separate frontispiece and and undated engraved title-plate reading: A treatise on ancient armour and weapons, illustrated by plates taken from the original armour in the Tower of London, and other arsenals, museums and cabinets. By Francis Grose, ....

Copy Notes Bought at Christie's on 17 February 1815, lot 74 for £2. (See marked-up copy of sale catalogue in Christie's archive.)

Binding C19th tree calf, mottled gilt-tooled spines, black spine-labels.

Reference Number 2391


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