Catalogue of Military Uniforms as Worn by Prominent Military Organizations of the United States. Made by the Boylan M’F’G. Co Limited.
[Color printing]. Boylan Mfg. Co., Ltd.

New York: [1895]. First edition. Fourteen chromolithographic plates. Wrappers slightly soiled with a few minor chips and tears. Large tear to original rear wrapper. Light offsetting from plates. With a printed advertisement from the Boylan M’F’G Company, Military Clothiers, stating that they had been in business from 1861 to 1895 at 34 Howard Street in New York. In a maroon cloth clamshell case. A very good copy of a fragile work. Plain wrappers with cloth spine. Octavo. [17] pp. (Item ID: 16387)

$2,000.00

At the beginning of the catalogue, the following is stated: “In presenting this book to our patrons, our object is to show some of the Uniforms that we have made for the various organizations throughout the country, and at the same time to give buyers an idea of what is being worn, so that they can select from the designs shown a Uniform suitable to their needs.” The types of uniforms illustrated in the catalogue include those worn by police officers, army officers, governor’s foot guards, regiment band members, firemen, and more.

Not in Bennett U.S. Color Plate Books or in the Reese catalogue Ninteenth Century Color Plate Books.OCLC lists only one copy (at the Smithsonian Institution in DC).

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