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THE COSTUME OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS,
Meyrick, Samuel Rush and Smith, Charles Hamilton.

THE COSTUME OF THE ORIGINAL INHABITANTS OF THE BRITISH ISLANDS,

From the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; To Which is Added, That of the Gothic Nations of the Western Coasts of the Baltic, The Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes. Printed for Howlett and Brimmer ... for T. MíLean ... 1821.
2nd Ed. Sm. folio. Plates watermarked J. Whatman 1820, no obvious watermark to text. [xii] + 59pp. 25 hand cold. aquatint plates including additional ills. t.p. Light sporadic waterstain to tail at gutter hinge, very minor browning and soiling, attractive modern period style rebind in half morocco with marbled boards, gilt filleted raised bands with gilt lettering to spine. First published in 1815. Abbey Life (First edition) 427 ĎAll plates have at the bottom a small coloured engraving of an archaeological object.í Tooley pp.266-6; Prideaux 321, 344; Colas No. 2051; Brunet III 1692; Prideaux, pp. 321-3. 'So far as our own country is concerned, the most important and in their way epoch-making books on costume were those of Charles Hamilton Smith and Samuel Rush Meyrick, written as they were from the point of view of the antiquary and scholar'. Depicting amongst other things, Bardic Scholars, a Judicial Druid, the Grand Conventional Festival of the Britains at Stonehenge, Costume of the Pagan Irish, Costume of a Pagan Saxon Chief, etc.
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