GROSE, FRANCIS. 1731-1791.
Military Antiquities Respecting a History of the English Army, from the Conquest to the Present Time. London: 1786-88. 2 volumes. vi, 426; xvi, 352, 40, 40 pp. With 2 engraved frontispieces, 2 engraved titles, and 75 plates. 4to. ¼ gilt-decorated calf over marbled boards. Some offset to text from plates, spotting to pastedown of vol I; vol II fronts and title-page heavily restored, front and rear hinges cracked; light shelfwear to exteriors.
First edition, with 9 original pencil and watercolor sketches of military armaments bound in at rear of volume, including renderings of a pick ax, pitcher, and spear heads from the collection of John McGowan of Edinburgh, and two views of a ladle from the collection of Sir Joseph Banks.
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