Frederick Muller, 1st ed., Thus., 1971. X + 32 full-page cold., plates. D.j., 31 x 22cm. Nr.FINE. During the latter part of the nineteenth century, Richard Simkin executed for the Army and Navy Gazette a great number of coloured plates depicting the contemporary uniforms of the British Army. The illustrations in this album include some of the most delightful of Simkin's work and represent a complete run of 32 plates, numbered 113 to 144 inclusive, published between May 1st, 1897 and December 2nd, 1899. In all, 37 different uniforms of the period immediately before the outbreak of the South African War are depicted. The introductory text supplies a succinct account of the origins, organisation and uniforms of the Yeomanry together with a short description of each plate.