London, South Kensington
23 March 2005
BURKE, Bernard (editor). The Book of Orders of Knighthood and Decorations of Honour of all Nations, London: Hurst & Blackett, 1858. Tall 8° (240 x 146mm). Title printed in red and black, 99 hand-coloured engraved plates numbered Plate 2-Plate 100 but medals numbered from 1 (?lacking frontispiece, some light staining). Contemporary red half calf, spine gilt in compartments with black morocco lettering-piece (extremities rubbed and scuffed). Provenance: William Henry Goss (old pencil signature on title).
With Thomas Carter's Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won ... The Crimean Campaign (London, 1861, 6 hand-coloured plates). (2)
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