ARMIES OF INDIA. Painted by Major A. C. Lovett. Described by Major G. F. MacMunn. With a Foreword by Field-Marshal Earl Roberts

(London: Adam and Charles Black, 1911).

FIRST EDITION OF THIS SUPERB WORK ON THE INDIAN REGIMENTS. The author and artist have joined forces to create here a fine review of the armies fielded by the Empire...the history of their battles and their administration. The book is a costume designer's dream-come-true as the very impressive colourplates bring vividly to the life the men, the many regimental uniforms and accouterments, and the scene of Imperial India. This is also an invaluable work for anyone interested in the colonial armies and military histories at the height of the English Age of Empire.
Major General Sir George Fletcher Macmunn (1869-1952) KCB, KCSI, DSO, British General, scholar, military historian and writer was also one of the founders of the Kipling Society. Major Alfred Crowdy Lovett (1862-1919) was of the Gloucestershire Regiment. The watercolours by Lovett illustrate the full dress and field service dress uniforms of the Indian Army. Item #30250

First Edition. With 72 highly impressive tissue captioned colour plates by Major Lovett and 19 smaller line drawings throughout the text. Large 8vo, in the publisher's original blue cloth lettered and decorated on the upper cover in gilt within a blind framework and lettered and decorated on the spine in gilt and blind, t.e.g. xiv, 224 pp. A fresh and handsome copy, the text uncommonly clean and fresh and with fine plates, the binding handsome with no fading to the dark blue and with the gilt decorations all still very bright, the edges and tips lightly mellowed.

Price: $395.00