The Armies of India
Major A C Lovett and Major G F MacMunn DSO, The Armies of India, London: Adam and Charles Black, 1911
242 pages including 72 tipped colour plates painted by Major A C Lovett; vellum-effect cream cloth with gilt title and blind-stamp vignette on front cover along with gilt title and dagger vignette on spine, top edge gilt
11 x 8.8 in (27.5 x 22 cm)
231st from a deluxe edition limited of 500 copies. Signed by the publisher.
SUPERB WORK ON THE INDIAN REGIMENTS
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.
With its lavish colour plates of regimental uniforms of men as well as local scenes, and accounts of colonial armies and military histories of Imperial India, this book is an indispensable work for historians and collectors alike. The watercolours by Lovett illustrate the full dress and field service dress uniforms of the Indian Army.