TITLE: The Armies of India
AUTHORS: Painted by Major A C Lovett The Gloucestershire Regiment described by Major G F MacMunn, D.S.O.Royal Field Artillery with Foreword by Field -Marshall Earl Roberts
PUBLISHER: Adam and Charles Black
NUMBERED: 457/ 500
NO.OF PAGES: xiv + 224 pages including 72 tipped colour plates pasted on olive green paper painted by Major A C Lovett along with captioned tissue guards and 19 smaller in-text line drawings.
BINDING: Cream colour cloth bound with gilt title and blind-stamp vignette on front cover along with gilt title and dagger vignette on spine.
Height: 27.5 cm
Width: 22 cm
Depth: 5 cm
LIMITED EDITION COPY OF 457 OF 500 COPIES. SIGNED BY ADAM BLACK ON THE COLOPHON PAGE
This book contains 72 full-page illustrations in colour recording the uniforms of soldiers including the Governor-General's bodyguard; Governor's bodyguard at Bombay; British officers of the Indian cavalry; 3rd Skinner's horse; 14th Murray's Jat Lancers; the former Hyderabad contingent cavalry; 38th King George's Own Central India Horse; 2nd Queen's Own Sappers and Miners; Rajput regiments; Dogras; Punjab regiments; 42nd Deoli regiment; Frontier force; Carnatic infantry; Mahratha infantry; Gurkha Rifles; Alwar Lancers; Bikaner Ganga Risala; Imperial Service troops.
This lot will be sold in "as is" condition.
There may be some minor tears/creases scratches, or holes commensurate with age that may not be visible in the images.
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