Consisting of written sketches of the various regiments, they contain much useful information on their battles, campaigns and prior fighting achievements, complemented with 41 excellent, full-page chromolithographic uniform plates.
The plates in the first two volumes are by G.D. Giles who saw service with the British Army in India, Afghanistan and Egypt; those of the Indian and Colonial forces volume are by H. Bunnett.
This work was originally published c.1888 by J.S. Virtue & Co Ltd, a London publishing business, the main feature of which was the production of illustrated works.
Plates are left unprinted on one side to give full justice, with no show through, to the fine uniform plates.