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PostPosted: Sun 12 Mar, 2017 4:29 am    Post subject: For Sale: Ancient Arms and Armour by E.J. Brett         Reply with quote

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Hello,

For sale is a rare, original First Edition of Ancient Arms and Armour by Edwin J Brett.

The full title reads: A Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Origin and Development of Arms and Armour.

To which are appended 133 plates specially draw from the author's collection at Oaklands, St. Peter's, Thanet and Burleigh House, London. By Edwin J. Brett.

London: Sampson Low, Marston & Company (limited), St Dunstan's House, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street, E.C. 1894.

Description

Beautifully decorated cover with arms and armor themed motifs with the title embossed in gilt.

38 x 29 cm. Printed in red and black throughout. Marbled endpapers. Gilt edges.

The volume contains two parts, with over a 1000 engravings.

Notes about the Author

Edwin John Brett (1827-1895) is a former editor, whom, after the death of his wife became fully immersed in historical arms and armour, producing this work. . The collection, which was said to be "one of the largest private collections of early arms and armour ever formed", was sold through Christie's in March 1895 for 30,000.

Notes and Price

I am asking 1,200.00 for this wonderfully rare, totally original first edition book (though offers are welcome).

Images can be found here (apologies they are a little dark, they were taken at night and really don't do justice to the wonder gilt or vibrancy of the pages/engravings): https://www.flickr.com/photos/124281411@N04/albums/72157677929816433

No missing pages or bends. Everything is as it should be, bar some visible wear to the leather documented in the pictures.

A previous copy of this book old previously at Christies for 2,750, see the link below.
http://www.christies.com/lotfinder/arms-armor...and-armour

Price is inclusive of worldwide insured postage.

Happy to answer any queries Happy

Thanks!
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Happy to let it go for 1,100.00 inc shipping.

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Happy to let it go for 1,000.00, inc shipping.

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Bump to let it go for 900.00, inc shipping.

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Bump to let this amazingly rare book go for 850.00, inc worldwide shipping.

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Bump to let this amazingly rare book go for 800.00, inc worldwide shipping.

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Bump to let this amazingly rare book go for 750.00, inc worldwide shipping

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