A History of the Uniforms of the British Army: From the Beginning to 1760, in Five Volumes

By: Lawson, Cecil C.P.

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Second printings of Volumes one and two. First editions of Volumes three, four, and five. Volume one lacks jacket. Jacket of Volume two taped down. Bookplate on front paste-down endpaper of Volumes three, four, and five. Volume four - boards lightly soiled, page ridges very faintly foxed. Page ridges and first few pages of Volume five foxed. 1962 Hard Cover. Five volume set. With many drawings by the author. Volume two deals with the uniforms of the armies of George I and II up to 1760. Not only are there drawings of the types of various units of cavalry and infantry, but charts are given showing the regiments composing the armies of 1742 and 1750, with their distinctive lace patterns, facings, etc. ...A section is devoted to saddlery, with sketches of bits, bridles, etc. Volume three ...continues the study of uniforms worn by the Infantry from 1760-1797, and Volunteers from 1779-1782. There is a chapter include the Body Guards, the Yeomen of the Guard and the Battle Axe Guards of Ireland. Volume four ...continues the study of uniforms worn by the Cavalry up to the Napoleonic wars, and surveys the Artillery, Engineers, Pioneers, the many ephemeral Emigre Corps, the Highland Fencibles and the Hanoverian Army. Volume five ...continues Mr. Lawson's massive survey from the late eighteenth century of Volume IV into the beginning of the nineteenth century--the period not only of the Napoleonic Wars in Europe, but also of the strife between Canada and America. ...The uniforms of the Infantry regiments are studied in great detail and attention is also given to their bands, drummers, trumpeters and even their pets and mascots. ...There is a large section on Canada, where regular forces from Great Britain were also supported by local militia units, with other important passages feature Colours and Lacings. There are two appendices--one on Orders and the other the inspiring story of Laura Secord, Canada's national heroine.

Title: A History of the Uniforms of the British Army: From the Beginning to 1760, in Five Volumes

Author: Lawson, Cecil C.P.

Illustrator: Lawson, Cecil C.P.

Categories: Military, Modern First Editions, British,

Publisher: London, Norman Military Publications: 1962

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 2306275