London: for the Proprietor, 1824.
First edition. Engraved frontispiece by Cosmo Armstrong after William Grimaldi and 11 engraved plates, each with an overlay flap showing a symbolic piece of armor, by Armstrong or R. L. Wright. Printed by S. & R. Bentley.xii, 92pp. 1 vols. 8vo. 'Suitable' for Youth, 11 Overlays. Period purple calf, ae.g. Very Giood Halkett & Laing (1929) V, p. 387. Item #319078
A collections of homilies for youth on the traditional virtues (Patience, Wisdom, Modesty, Valour, etc.), each symbolically represented by an item of armor and underlying vignette - each is hand-colored - with an accompanying description of the history and nature of the piece. An attractive and unusual item.
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