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The Ancient Knight, Or, Chapters on Chivalry
London W. J. Cleaver 1849 12mo. vi,192pp followed by 14pp. publisher's catalogue. Original green silk-effect cloth blocked in blind and with gilt spine titles and a gilt vignette of a knight in armor and on horseback on the upper board (repeated in blind on the lower board). Coated endpapers. Spine ever so slightly sunned, engraved bookplate, some spotting on the textblock edges else a near fine copy. Written for schoolboys 'who have, or ought to have, some knowledge of History'. Covers origin, progress and zenith of chivalry; education ot the ancient knight; privileges and varities of knighthood; tournament, joust and judicial combat; deeds of chivalry; and the abuses and decline of chivalry. Rare. Near fine
      [Bookseller: Thorn Books]
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