FAMOUS REGIMENTS OF THE BRITISH ARMY : THEIR ORIGIN AND SERVICES.

Adams, W. H. Davenport.


£35.00




N.d., (1870). 320 + 16 pp., attractive hand-coloured fldg., frontis., + 4 plates. Attractive original green cloth ; gilt horse ill., to front ; a.e.g., re-cased with new e.p.’s., 17 x 11cm. Half of p.315/6 clipped, (it comes under heading of Short Additional Notices therefore does not affect the main text.) o/w V.G. Beginning with the origin and growth of the British military system, this book explores the origins and services of The 1st Royal Regiment of Foot, The 3rd Regiment, or ‘The Buffs’, formerly called ‘The Holland Regiment’, The 4th Regiment of Foot, or ‘The King’s Own’, The 23rd Regiment of Foot, or Royal Welsh Fusiliers, The 42nd or Royal Highland Regiment of Foot or ‘The Black Watch’, The 88th Regiment of Foot, or ‘Connaught Rangers’, The 2nd or Royal North British Dragoons, commonly called ‘The Scots Greys’, The 6th Dragoons, or ‘Enniskilleners’, and The Household Brigade. Finally, an extensive appendix records biographical notices of nearly 100 eminent British Generals. This very attractively bound book also boasts a richly hand-coloured frontispiece.


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