The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]. Samuel Rush Meyrick, Charles Hamilton Smith.
The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]
The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]
The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]
The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]

The Costume of the Original Inhabitants of the British Islands, and Adjacent Coasts of the Baltic, including the Ancestors of the Anglo-Saxons and Anglo-Danes, from the Earliest Periods to the Sixth Century; Accompanied with Appropriate Historical and Descriptive Illustrations by Samuel Rush Meyrick and Charles Hamilton Smith [provenance: Charles John Kean]

London: Republished by the New Proprietor, J. Dowding, 1828. Hardcover. "An Improved Edition." [90] p., added engraved title page and 24 leaves of color plates; 38 cm. Dark green library buckram with gilt-stamped spine title and call number. Plates state: "Aquatinted by R. Havell. Published June 1, 1815, by R. Havell." No date of publication. The first edition appeared in 1815; this "improved" edition was published in the 1820s. Stamped "Brooklyn Public Library" on upper and lower page edges, and back fixed endpaper; performated library stamp on added endgraved title page and title page; library number stamped at lower edge of title page. Official withdrawn stamp of the Brooklyn Public Library on back free endpaper. Former owner inscription on added engraved title page: Charles John Kean, Limerick, 185?. Charles John Kean (1811-1868) was an Irish actor and the son of actor Edmund Kean. He acquired this volume in the 1850s when he was acting and managing the Princess Theatre in London, where it most likely influenced costume design. A heavy book; for international shipping, it will have to be sent by priority international. In Very Good Condition: engraved title page and title page are starting to separate at tail; old repair along upper edge of engraved title page; old repairs of a few closed tears from edges of text; light finger soiling in margins; plates are clean and bright. Very Good. Item #007773

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