Uniforms of the United States Army. Henry Alexander Ogden, Henry Loomis Nelson, paintings, text.
Uniforms of the United States Army
Uniforms of the United States Army
Uniforms of the United States Army
Uniforms of the United States Army
Uniforms of the United States Army
Uniforms of the United States Army

Uniforms of the United States Army

Very Good. Item #7221

New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959. No. 40 of a limited issue of 60 in this format. Facsimile reprint edition, with doubled title-page, of volume first published 1890 by the Quartermaster General of the United States "under Authority of the Secretary of War." Large folio (43x35cm); 51pp + 44 full-page full-color watercolor reproductions, each printed solely on the obverse of a leaf, thus totaling 139pp.

Cloth-covered slipcase in deep bordeaux. Volume in oasis leather in the same deep bordeaux; raised spine bands with gilt lettering and rules on spine, gilt rules on front panel; gilt rules on panel turn-ins; marbled endpapers. Gilt top edge of textblock.

A Rip Van Winkle find: volume is "new" though aged: never previously sold, never consulted. Slipcase very solid, but showing the traces of a faint spattering of liquid near the opening, apparently having occurred during storage (see photos). The slipcase did its job, however: the volume is pristine. Textblock in heavy cream wove paper unmarred and unmarked. Painting colors as new.

Ogden's paintings depict uniforms from 1776 to 1907, showing a surprising variety of cut and trimmings influencing the U.S. Army, from Davy Crockett to Hessians to echoes of the French Foreign Legion. World War I would change all that.

Price: $285.00