SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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BOUTELL, Charles.
A Manual of British Archaeology.

Published
London: Lovell Reeve, 1858.
Plates
20
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
London: Lovell Reeve, 1858.
Ref
946

Publisher's maroon cloth boards, gilt spine lettering, gilt stamped device to upper board, fan shaped corner-pieces in blind to boards, spine 'sunned', hinges cracked and worn; MS ownership signature "Mrs F.J. Curties 1870, Tunbridge Wells" to front free endpaper; wonderful lithographed hand coloured plates throughout. Fascinating and wonderfully illustrated mid 19th century archaeology reference. Contains numerous fine and vibrant hand coloured lithograph plates throughout, depicting items including: flags; shields; crests; architecture; and more. In good, clean condition. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontispiece. Enamels. (4 figs) 2. Architectural Details - Capitals. (4 figs) 3. Architectural Details - Windows. (4 figs) 4. Heraldic & Wall Diapers. (7 figs) 5. Coloured Glass. (3 figs) 6. Pavement Tiles. (4 figs) 7. Monumental Slabs. (2 figs) 8. Monumental Brass. Merton College Chapel, Oxford. 9. Tomb with Effigy and Stone Coffin. (2 figs) 10. Heraldry - Shields & Crests. (5 figs) 11. Heraldry Badges. (3 figs) 12. Heraldry - Banners &c. (4 figs) 13. Seals. (3 figs) 14. Inscriptions. (6 figs) 15. Celts. (4 figs) 16. Arms & Armour. (10 figs) 17. Armour - Head Pieces &c. (6 figs) 18. Beads. (18 figs) 19. Personal Ornaments. (7 figs) 20. Pottery. (6 figs)