London: Printed for the Trustees By William Clowes, 1962. Octavo. Item #027167
In two volumes. The Wallace Collection which was initially formed by Richard, fourth Marques of Hertford (1800-1870) was vastly increased by his son Sir Richard Wallace (1818-1890). While some are traced to much earlier family members, it was the later members who made this the great collection it is. The first volume presents the earliest French, German and English work including helmets, horse armor and a glossary. 1-239 pages, followed by 104 plates. Volume two 240-714 has pistols, staff weapons, swords, bolt belts, etc., followed by 103 plates. The total for both volumes is 208 photographs. Since many plates have five or six images, there are an estimated 1,100 images all told. Bound in full green faux leather, spines lettered in gilt, one corner on volume two bumped. A very nice, clean bright set.