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With the page turned vertically, the sketches comprise a helmet at top left and a crossbow at top right, with a pike, a close-up study of the head of a mace and what appears to be a lance with a spiral design from left to right below. Further drawings down the rather rubbed left-hand edge may show armour. A crossbow with a similar winding mechanism is shown from a different angle in Turner’s 1819 vignette of weaponry for his Views in Sussex. For a fuller discussion see the entry for folio 1 recto (D13751), a page of similar studies; there are further related sketches on folio 39 verso (D13811).
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