This is an exceptional study on the history of the dress of The Royal Regiment of Artillery. When the author first joined the Regiment in 1887 it was his ambition to obtain all original prints, books, drawings and manuscripts dealing with the costume of the Royal Artillery. Within a couple of years he had a complete collection and at the request of the Committee of the Royal Artillery Institution to paint a series of water-colour sketches illustrating the dress of the Regiment, the author based them on his collection. They are found in this book depicted through a wealth of black and white illustrations and through twenty-five lavishly coloured plates. The drawings are meticulously accurate in detail and are divided into chapters, each corresponding to a separate reign. The author presents an outline history for each period and also provides a chronological record of Orders. A full description accompanies each plate, together with sources of reference. This is the definitive history of the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery up to the late Victorian period.
THE HISTORY OF THE DRESS OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY, 1625-1897. Compiled and Illustrated by Captain R. J. Macdonald, R. A
A definitive history of the dress of the Royal Regiment of Artillery produced at the end of the 19th century with contemporary text and full colour plates.