A Complete View Of The Dress And Habits Of The People Of England, From The Establishment Of The Saxons In Britain To The Present Time: Illustrated By Engravings Taken From the Most Authentic Remains Of Antiquity. To Which Is Prefixed An Introduction, Containing A General Description Of The Ancient Habits In Use Among Mankind, From The Earliest Period Of Time To The Conclusion Of The Seventh Century; A New And Improved Edition, With Critical And Explanatory Notes, by J.R. Planche, Esq. F.S.A, Joseph Strutt.

A Complete View Of The Dress And Habits Of The People Of England, From The Establishment Of The Saxons In Britain To The Present Time: Illustrated By Engravings Taken From the Most Authentic Remains Of Antiquity. To Which Is Prefixed An Introduction, Containing A General Description Of The Ancient Habits In Use Among Mankind, From The Earliest Period Of Time To The Conclusion Of The Seventh Century; A New And Improved Edition, With Critical And Explanatory Notes, by J.R. Planche, Esq. F.S.A,

London: Henry G. Bohn, 1842. Hardcover. 114 & 275 pages. 33 x 27 cm. First published 1796 with 143 plates. New edition with 153 hand-colored engravings. Strutt was an English engraver, and writer on art. BRUNET Vol. 5, p.566, noting earlier edition. BRYAN Vol.5, p.138. DNB notes, "Although the amount of Strutt's work as an engraver is small....it is of exceptional merit and is still highly esteemed." Index of sources from which the illuminations were taken . Interior contents -- text and plates -- bright, clean and fresh. Ex-library with no external marking, ownership signature verso of title pages, and three initials at top corner verso of plates, minor extremity wear. Three quarter brown calf and marbled boards, matching endpapers. Teg. 2 vols. Very good. Item #19355

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