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Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791

Military antiquities respecting a history of the English army : from the conquest to the present time / by Francis Grose Esq. F. A. S.

Additional Title(s):

History of the English army

A new edition with material additions & improvements.
London : Printed for T. Egerton, Whitehall; & G. Kearsley, Fleet Street, 1801.
Physical Description:
2 v. : ill. ; 33 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
UA649 G76 1801+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Running title: History of the English army.
Plates show English arms, armor, and military dress before the introduction of uniforms. Cf. Hiler.
Engravings by N.C. Goodnight, James Newton, S. Sparrow, James Sparrow, John Hamilton, and John Record.
Printed by T. Davison, Lombard Street, Whitefriars.
Originally issued in 1786.
Title vignettes.
Kunstbibliothek (Berlin, Germany). Katalog der Lipperheideschen Kostümbibliothek (2. Aufl.), Qh4
Colas, R. Bibliographie générale du costume et de la mode, 1339
Brunet, J.-C. Manuel du libraire et de l'amateur de livres (5e éd.), II:1763
Hiler, H. Bibliography of costume, p. 399
"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, Esqr., F.A.S."--V. 2, p. [2], [237]-363, [1], with engraved sectional title.
"Supplement to a treatise on antient armour, being illustrations of antient and Asiatick armour and weapons. By the same author."--V. 2, p. [365]-372, with 61 plates and sectional title.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in gilt-stamped red morocco. Armorial binding and armorial bookplate of Sir Simon R. B. Taylor., Bart.
Subject Terms:
Armor -- Great Britain.
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain.
Davison, T. -- Printer.
Egerton, T. -- Publisher.
Engraving -- Specimens -- 1801.
Great Britain. Army -- History.
Kearsley, G. -- Publisher.
Military art and science -- Great Britain.
Military uniforms -- Great Britain.
Taylor, Simon R.B., Sir -- Binding.
Weapons -- Great Britain.
Armorial bindings (Provenance)
Armorial bindings (Binding)
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Goodnight, N. C, engraver.
Newton, James, 1748-approximately 1804, engraver.
Sparrow, Samuel, engraver.
Sparrow, James, engraver.
Hamilton, John, active 1766-1787, engraver.
Record, John, active 1768-1780, engraver.
Grose, Francis, 1731?-1791. Treatise on ancient armour and weapons.

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