Polstead, Suffolk, new ed., 1981, (first published 1911). Lxix + 811 pp., frontis., + nearly 60 other photo-ills., + ills. Blue leather-cloth; gilt armorial to front; 24.5 x 17cm. Nr.FINE. The author of this book (which was originally published in 1911) had been collecting medals for over twenty years when he came to compile this record, and during that period more than 5,000 medals passed through his hands, the pick of which, some 2,500 ' more than 500 having been awarded to officers ' now forms this collection. The medals include British Orders, etc. Military War Medals. Medals for Long Service and Good Conduct, Meritorious Service, and Distinguished Conduct in the Field ' Army, Navy & India. Shooting Medals. Total Abstinence Medals. Regimental Medals. Militia, Yeomanry, and Volunteers. Miscellaneous Medals. Naval War Medals. Miscellaneous Naval Medals. Life-Saving Medals. Foreign Decorations: conferred on British officers and soldiers. Groups of Medals (e.g. Infantry, Cavalry, Royal Artillery, etc.). The Indian Army. As well as a detailed description of each medal, the author has stated the dates of the officers' commissions and given as much information possible on their services. With an index of the services of military officers and nearly 60 photographs and illustrations. A definitive reference.