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Fosbroke, Thomas Dudley.  Synopsis of ancient costume, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, British, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and English. London: John Nichols & Son, 1825. 4to (28.8 cm, 11.4"). 47, [1] pp.; 4 plts., illus.
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First edition: This chronologically organized overview of the subject takes as its starting point some of the clothing-related entries from the Rev. Fosbroke's Encyclopedia of Antiquities, with additional remarks supplied. The text is => illustrated with a total of 71 figures, 67 of which are collected on four plates, and four of which are larger "vignettes on the letter-press" (as per the list of embellishments).
        Provenance: Front free endpaper with early pencilled ownership inscription of the Rev. A. Sherman, dated April 30 [18]72. Most recently in the library of American collector Albert A. Howard, small booklabel ("AHA") at rear.

Colas 1095; NSTC 2F11597. Contemporary plain paper–covered boards with moiré cloth shelfback; worn and dust-soiled. Pencilled inscription as above. First two leaves unopened. Mild to significant foxing throughout first portion, with intermittent offsetting from plates. Unprepossessing physically — intriguing as a pedagogical tool and as an example of early 19th–century perspectives on art and culture.  (38828)   Please RESHELVE This.


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