May 27, 2020 Founders & Patriots
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[British Army. Uniforms and Organizaton] "GEN[ERA]L. DISPOSITION OF THE KING’S TROOPS with THE NUMBER, UNIFORM and COLONEL [of EACH REGIMENT, 1763]." Octavo, marbled endpapers, 10 leaves. No place, no date, but inscribed ‘1763’ in graphite on recto of first leaf, along with inked name ‘Conway G. Sullivan’ (compiler or owner?). Contemporary 18th century red morocco leather binding, tooled spine with gilded, stamped border decoration on covered boards. A remarkable, possibly unique, manuscript compilation of all regiments and corps composing the British Army at the close of the Seven Years’ War in 1763 in inked, columnar form, arranged by number or name of regiment in sequential order within each major duty station (Britain, Gibraltar, Minorca, Ireland, West Indies, North and South America), followed by the specific uniform of each corps represented by a divided, hand-colored, rectangular block, the left half representing the color of the uniform (most being colored red), with the right having the facing color specific to each regiment in watercolor (blue, black, green, buff, orange, yellow, etc.), and ending with the name of the general officer or ‘Colonel in Chief” of each, respective regiment. CONDITION: edge wear and scuffing to covers; some edge wear and light soiling to some pages. JLK
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Minimum Bid: $1,500.00
Final prices include buyers premium: $2,700.00
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Number Bids: 8
Auction closed on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
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