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Fosbroke, Rev. Thomas Dudley (M.A., F.S.A.).
Encyclopaedia of Antiquities Classical and Mediaeval.
1825. London: Printed by and for John Nichols and Son, Printers to the Society of Antiquaries, 1825. First edition. 4vo. 2vol. [1]-486 pp.; [487]-955 pp. Collates as complete, with the following collation: Vol. 1 ([a]4, b4, B-M4, N5, O4, q6, 2A-2I4, 2K3, 2Z4, 2L-2Z4, 3A-3P4, 3Q2, 3R), Vol. 2 ([A]2, B4, C3, D-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4. Blue pebbled cloth half-bound in dark navy calf with a maroon morocco label on each spine (in six compartments). Volume One has an engraved title page and a frontispiece, with nineteen additional copper-engraved plates throughout the text. It is also illustrated with several wood engravings within the text, and gives a history of ancient Roman, Greek, and Egyptian furniture, alphabets, and architecture (including Dorick columns and houses of antiquity). Volume One also includes a history of Anglo-Saxon churches, castles and furniture. Fosbroke also discusses early English hand-writing in Volume One. Volume Two has a copper-engraved frontispiece of burial barrow mounds across the British Isles, and thirteen more copper-engraved plates illustrating the text. This volume delves into the history of barrows, classical arms and armour, Anglo-Saxon arms and armour, ancient and Iron Age clothing (in Greece, Rome, and the British Isles), Roman military camp formations, and a large section devoted to classical and Celtic coinage. [Attributes: First Edition]
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