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A Handbook of British and Foreign Orders, War Medals, and Decorations Awarded to the Army and Navy Chiefly described from those in the collection of A.A. Payne of which there are some 2,500; More than 500 of these have been awarded to officers whose services are therein recorded; Illustrated with nearly Sixty Portraits, Orders and Medals by  A.A Payne - First Edition - 1911 - from Classic Books and Ephemera and Biblio.com

A Handbook of British and Foreign Orders, War Medals, and Decorations Awarded to the Army and Navy Chiefly described from those in the collection of A.A. Payne of which there are some 2,500; More than 500 of these have been awarded to officers whose services are therein recorded; Illustrated with nearly Sixty Portraits, Orders and Medals

by Payne, A.A

Condition: Very Good


Sheffield, England: J.W. Northend, printer and lithographer, 1911. Hardcover. Very Good. lxix, [3], 811 p.: tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author and 58 leaves of plates from photographs chiefly reproduced by Furniss of Sheffield; 25 cm. Printer's royal blue cloth with gilt-stamped spine title and illustrations of crown and drum, and gilt-stamped Loyal and True medallion on the front-cover. Lacking dust jacket. Title page in red and black. Includes addenda and corrigenda; indices by medal and officer; lists of military officers, colonels of regiments, naval officers, and and officers connected with the peerage, baronetage, and knightage, and an index of the services of naval officers, all whose decorations were in the author's collection. Top page edges gilt. Beige endpapers. Inscribed "With the Author's compliments" on the dedication page, doubtless to one of the 80 subscribers listed after the dedication page. First Edition. In Very Good Condition: edges rubbed; back hinge cracked; pages and illustrations are clean and tight.




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