The Colors Of The United States Army 1789-1912. Gherardi Davis.

The Colors Of The United States Army 1789-1912

New York: Privately Printed at the Gillis Press, 1912. First edition. Stiff Wraps. 80 pages. 31 x 23 cm. Limited edition, copy 124 of 125, a signed presentation copy dated January, 1913. Twenty plates, some in color of Regimental unit colors. The Infantry of the Army which succeeded the Continental Army did not carry the stars and stripes until 1841: generally, in the early years the Army's national flag color was blue, the regimental color, white. Plates present colors of Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, and Engineers. Laid-in are three additional proofs. The author was appointed a Deputy Police Commissioner for New York City in 1903; John Davis, Governor of Massachusetts (1787-1854) was his grandfather. Clean and sound internally, front cover paper label chipped, paper spine label lacking. Orig. blue stiff wrappers over boards. Very good. Item #20401

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