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Creator:
Smith, Charles Hamilton.
Title(s):

Selections of the ancient costume of Great Britain & Ireland : from the seventh to the sixteenth century, out of the collection in the possession of the author / by Charles Hamilton Smith, Esq.

Additional Title(s):

Antient costume of England

Antient costume of Great Britain and Ireland

Published/Created:
London : Printed by William Bulmer and Co. Shakspeare-Press, for Messrs. Colnaghi and Co., Cockspur Street, 1814 [i.e. 1815?]
Physical Description:
[6], viii, [iv], [120] p., [60] leaves of plates : ill. ; 38-46 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 52 Copy 1
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
Folio A 2009 52 Copy 2
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Added engraved title page: Antient costume of England.
Half-title: Ancient costume of Great Britain and Ireland.
Engravings by John Augustus Atkinson, Robert Havell, John Hill, and James Merigot; after Charles Hamilton Smith.
The plates have the publisher's imprint of Colnaghi & Co., with varying dates, ranging from 1811 to 1815.
Abbey, J.R. Life, 431
Colas, R. Costume, 2755
Tooley, R.V. Coloured plates (1973 ed.), 457
BAC: British Art Center has two copies. Copy 1 is the Abbey copy. Lacks half-title. Plates are in the second state. Inscribed: "This copy has the plates 6, 30, 34, 49, reengraved & considered the best edition. JRA". Also inscribed: Wm. Hancock. Copy 2 is a large paper copy with plates in first state. Armorial bookplate with motto: Honi soit qui mal y pense. Bound in dark half morocco and green cloth.
Subject Terms:
Clothing and dress -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Clothing and dress -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500 -- Pictorial works.
Clothing and dress -- Ireland.
Colnaghi and Co. -- Publisher.
Ethnic costume -- Great Britain.
Ethnic costume -- Ireland.
Hancock, Wm., -- Autograph.
Horse-drawn vehicles -- Pictorial works.
Kings and rulers -- Pictorial works.
Military uniforms -- Great Britain -- Pictorial works.
Sailing ships -- Pictorial works.
Soldiers -- Pictorial works.
Tournaments, Medieval -- Pictorial works.
William Bulmer and Co. -- Printer.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1814
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Atkinson, John Augustus, 1775-approximately 1833, engraver.
Havell, Robert, 1832- engraver.
Merigot, James, engraver.
Hill, John, 1770-1850, engraver.
Smith, Charles Hamilton, ill.
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