Book – The history of the Second Dragoons ‘Royal Scots Greys’,
1908 edition on thick rag paper with uncut edges, 312 pages with b/w frontispiece, 39 b/w plates, 3 colour plates, appendix, original cream buckram-backed grey linen-covered boards, title lettered in gilt on front and spine, a splendid embossed Eagle standard & ‘WATERLOO’ to the front, a bookplate inside cover for Dayell, motto ‘I DARE’, original retailers label below for MOORE’S BOOKSHOP LTD of Sydney.
Covers from their formation in the 1672 through to the end of the Boer War.
Includes several newspaper cuttings regarding regimental history, and a hand-written manuscript drawing from Lieut-Col. C. Greenhill Gardyne’s ‘The Life of a Regiment – The History of the 92nd Gordon Highlanders’ describing the origins of the 92nd’s fame, with commentary.
Good Condition- minor bumping to spine and edges of boards, small stain to back, endpapers lightly browned, some scattered light foxing, otherwise a very good copy.