A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, illustrated by Plates taken from the Original Armour in the Tower of London, and other Arsenals, Museums, and Cabinets - Francis Grose 1785 - Printed for S. Hooper, London - First Edition A handsome first edition, in contemporary tree calf binding, illustrated with 48 full page plates, and the 49th plate reduced in size on page 118 (as issued).

Francis Grose (1731-91), was an English antiquary draughtsman and lexicographer, who, in addition to his ‘
Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons’ initiated the eighteenth-century's most extensive series of published illustrations of ancient monuments, including the eight volume ‘Antiquities of England and Wales’.
  Large quarto (28 x 23 cm) pp. [4] vi 7-118 xviii (Description of the Plates) [2 Addenda] [48 sheets of plates] [4]. Plate 49 is placed on page 118.
Collated 10/3/2017. Some relevant pencil marginalia.
  Contemporary full tree calf, sympathetically re-spined to style, in full calf, tooled in gilt, with burgundy morocco spine label lettered in gilt, gilt inner dentelles, marbled endpapers   Condition: Near fine, light spotting to earlier pages and tissue guards, in very good contemporary binding, wear to corners, re-spined to style, with new title label.   Ref: 108609   Price: HK$ 6,500