This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...is similar in form to that placed under the head of the effigy; its original lining of leather may be seen, a proof of its having been ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...is similar in form to that placed under the head of the effigy; its original lining of leather may be seen, a proof of its having been actually intended for use; it has, besides the narrow ocularia, or transverse apertures for sight, a number of small holes pierced on the right side in front, probably to give air; they are arranged in form of a crown. Upon the red chapeau, or cap of estate, lined with velvet, with the ermined fore-part turned up, was placed the gilded lion which formed the crest. This is hollow, and constructed of some light substance, stated to be pasteboard, coated with a plastic composition, on which the shaggy locks of the lion's skin were formed by means of a mould. The chapeau and crest were, it is said, detached from the helm some years since, on the occasion of a visit by the Duchess of Kent to Canterbury. The scabbard of red leather, with gilt studs, and a fragment of the belt of thick cloth, with a single 1 I regret much that I was unable to a short account by Mr. J. Gough Nichols, examine these highly interesting reliques. in Gent. Mag. xxii. p. 384, and Mr. The following particulars are from the Hartshorne's Memoir on Medieval Emnotes by Mr. Kempe in the letterpress broidery, Archaeological Journal, voL iii. of Stothard's Effigies, where admirable pp. 326, 327. representations of these objects are given: buckle, alone remain; it has been stated, on what authority I have not been able to ascertain, that the sword was carried away by Cromwell. The gauntlets are of brass, differing only from those of the effigy in having been ornamented with small lions riveted upon the knuckles; the leather which appears on the inside is worked up the sides of the fingers with silk.1 The fact that these gauntlets are of brass may deserve notice, a...Read Less
Good. No Jacket. Book A good clean used copy of the 10th edition of a classic. Dark blue cloth, 7.75 x 5 inches, 304 pages, some uncut. Spine worn at top and bottom, corners bumped, some water damage to lower right front cover.
Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Published by DENT in 1911, 295 pages, hardback (no Dust Jacket), small size, no D/W, covers very good, internally very good, decorative endpapers, spine sunned, gilt titled spine, red cloth, decorative stamp to front, .
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