Three Quarter Morocco. Cloth boards.
1799 · London
by Rowlandson, Thomas.
London: H. Angelo, 1799. Three Quarter Morocco. Cloth boards. . Very Good. Oblong folio, 31 by 40.5 cm. Hand-colored etched title page, iii pp., followed by 24 hand-colored etched plates. Colas 2587. Tooley 414. Plates are of three types -- vertical studies focused on individual combatants, horizontal pictures of two or more combatants dueling, and three plates of soldiers demonstrating various stances and/or positions. Swordsmen are shown both astride horses and on the ground. A true milestone in the fencing literature. Modern three quarter red morocco binding. Condition: a few light scratches and edge rubbing of the morocco. Upper right corner repairs on many of the pages. Several repaired, shallow closed tears to the plates elsewhere. A few scattered, small marginal stains. Age toning and offsetting generally.
(Inventory #: 006543)