Almack, Edward.


N.d., (1st ed., c. 1903). Xx + 312 pp., frontis., guarded + 43 photo & other plates. Contemporary ¼ vellum; grey boards; gilt armorial & title to front; gilt title to spine; 31 x 22cm. Corners rubbed, light browning to covers o/w V.G. This is a luxuriously compiled history of the Second Dragoons "Royal Scots Greys" from their formation in the seventeenth century through to the end of the Boer War. Whether they were taking part in the procession at Nelson’s funeral, capturing a French Eagle at Waterloo where they particularly distinguished themselves, campaigning in the Crimea or in South Africa, the history of the Royal Scots Greys is a colourful tale. In addition to reciting their fascinating service record, this book also examines their uniform and arms, the composition of the Greys at their first recorded muster in 1683 and extracts from orders of the Scots Greys’ Troop Orderly Book. No expense has been spared on the production of this book from the quality of the printed paper to the illustrated plates. A delightful and Scarce volume.

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