HISTORY OF THE 79TH QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS, NOW THE FIRST BATTALION QUEEN'S OWN CAMERON HIGHLANDERS 1794 ' 1893. ILLUSTRATED BY HARRY PAYNE.

Groves, Lieut.-Col. Percy.


£100.00




(Book 3 in the series but complete in itself.) W. & A. K. Johnston, 1st ed., 1893. 30 pp., frontis., + 4 other chromolithographic plates by Harry Payne, English Military Artist, 1858-1927. Re-backed ; brown cloth spine ; gilt ; original boards, (the front board cold., & pictorial) ; 31 x 25cm. Edges of boards typically chipped & rubbed ; foxing to tissue-guards o/w V.G. This is a highly-collectable record of the 79th Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders from 1794 to 1893. More than a third of the book is devoted to the regiment's service in the Napoleonic Wars, including in Egypt (Egmont-op-Zee), at Fuentes d'Onor, Salamanca, the Pyrenees, Nivelle, Nive, Toulouse and at Waterloo. The book continues to follow the regiment in the Crimean War at Alma and Sevastopol then at Lucknow, Egypt in 1882, Tel-el-Kebir and the Nile, 1884-85. This book gives account of all these events but it is for its coloured plates of uniforms by Henry Payne that the work is generally collected ; four chromolithographs of uniforms plus one further chromolithograph of the regimental tartan make this a stunning history, accompanied by six appendices recording lists of colonels and officers who have served at different periods and recipients of the Victoria Cross, etc. SCARCE.


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