The Colour of Chivalry - Harold B. Pereira, Gerald Cobb (illustrator) 1950 - Imperial Chemical Industries, London - First Edition A finely bound first edition of this wonderful book, describing the history of thirty selected Lords and Ladies from the age of chivalry, which covered the four hundred years from about 1150 to 1550, with the emphasis on the reigns of Edward III and Richard III.

Beautifully illustrated with thirty tipped-in and mounted vivd colour plates showing Knights and Ladies by Gerald Cobb after tomb effigies from the cathedrals in which they were buried.
  Provenance: With the engraved bookplate of the Colwal Library collection.

Quarto (binding size 26.8x20.5cm), pp. [10] 141 [5].
  Bound in full burgundy crushed morocco, spine smooth and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, marbled endpapers. Housed in custom slipcase of red cloth, with illustrated gilt upper cover from original book laid on top.   Condition: Fine in fine binding and slipcase.   Ref: 111331   Price: HK$ 5,000