Object Title

Prints

Prints

Date

1771-1799

Object Number

I.699 1-21

Provenance

From the Library of Sir James Gow Mann, Master of the Armouries 1939-1962. Part of a portfolio of miscellaneous prints of arms and armour, labelled: 'Purchased from Guntrip of Tonbridge, Dec., 1951 - apparently ex-Baron de Cosson (with his handwriting on a print of a pistol).'

Physical Description

All from the first printing and the majority heavily trimmed.
From 'A Treatise', 1786.:


1. Plate 1
2. Lower half of Plate 2.
3. Plate 4.
4. Plate 9.
5. Plate 10.
6 a, b. Plate 13.
7 a, b. Plate 21.
8. Plate 24.
9 a, b. Plate 28.
10. Lower half of Plate 29.
11. Plate 34.
12. Plate 36.
13. Plate 38.
14. Plate 40.
15. Plate 41.
16. Plate 47.
17 a, b. Plate 48.


From the 'Supplement', 1788:
18. Titlepage, 'Asiatic Armour and Weapons' (Plate 50 of the edition of 1802).
19. 'Asiatic Armour', 'J. Hamilton sc.' (Plate 51)
20. 'Asiatic Arms'. 'Record sculpt.' (Plate 56)
21. 'Ancient carbine.' (Plate 57).


Also included in a sheet in an 18th century hand, briefly listing the first 9 plates of Grose's 'Treatise'.

Associations

Places Britain

Bibliographic References

Francis Grose, A Treatise on Ancient Armour and Weapons, London, 1786.