rebound in black morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, preserving original gilt raised titling and inset in square on f
by [UNITED STATES ARMY] . NELSON Henry Loomis
Washington, D.C.: the Quartermaster General by Lieut. Colonel M. I. Ludington, . Volume I. rebound in black morocco over brown cloth, gilt lettered spine, preserving original gilt raised titling and inset in square on front cover. Some pages and plates with small (less than half inch) cello tape repair in margins. The three additional plates with more extensive cellotape repairs; very occasional small tear in margins, and brown spots. Inscription in blue ink on title page "Property of Commodore R. D. xxxxx Hatsworth. Square folio (c. 16.5 x 15 inches). 74pp text, including 3 pp. "key Illustrated by 44 chromolithograph plates by H. A. Ogden, plus three additional plates from volume II, with slightly trimmed margins; stubbed in on linen backing. Chromolithographed by G. H. Buek & Co. Contains plates from the rare volume II - 1898 -19-7 Henry Alexander Ogden was an illustrator and genre painter, known for his paintings of colonial and military life in America. He was born in Philadelphia and studied there at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York, where he spent the rest of his working life. He became a member of the Society of Illustrators in 1911 and his works are in several museums.The Quarter-Master General commissioned him to illustrate in paintings the U. S. Army's uniforms from 1775 to 1906, which were then used in these color plate books.Henry Loomis Nelson was an American journalist specializing in history and politics. He was a frequent contributor to "Harper's New Monthly Magazine."This is the outstanding American work on the subject, and nobody has replaced Ogden as the ultimate artist authority on this subject - Bennett p. 85.
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