Macdonald, Captain R. J.


Guarantor’s ed., 1899. Xx + 131 pp., cold., frontis., guarded, + 24 other cold., & guarded plates + numerous b&w ills. Original ¼ buckram, blue boards with red & black title + gilt armorial to front & back; 33 x 26cm. Boards rubbed & marked with fraying to top of spine o/w GOOD. Limited Edition being number 264 of 300 copies only. Signed by the Author. This is an exceptional study on the history of the dress of The Royal Regiment of Artillery. When the author first joined the Regiment in 1887 it was his ambition to obtain all original prints, books, drawings and manuscripts dealing with the costume of the Royal Artillery. Within a couple of years he had a complete collection and at the request of the Committee of the Royal Artillery Institution to paint a series of water-colour sketches illustrating the dress of the Regiment, the author based them on his collection. They are found in this book depicted through a wealth of black and white illustrations and through twenty-five lavishly coloured plates. The drawings are meticulously accurate in detail and are divided into chapters, each corresponding to a separate reign. The author presents an outline history for each period and also provides a chronological record of Orders. A full description accompanies each plate, together with sources of reference. The edition of this work was strictly limited to 300 copies for Guarantors, being first proofs and of which this is number 264; 700 copies for Subscribers before publication; and 500 copies for Sale. On completion of the above the plates were destroyed, making this a collectable item. A definitive history of the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery. Limited Edition & Signed by the Author.

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