Title BRASSEY'S BOOK OF UNIFORMS.
Publisher (Brassey's, London, 1998), Ist English editiion.
Seller ID 14976
143 pp, square small 4to (10" x 10"), hard cover in dust jacket. Profusely illustrated in color, b&w and sepiatone with photos and reproductions. "...explains the secret meaning of uniforms, their origin, design and construction, and presents some of the most extraordinary uniforms ever made..." Contents: A Soldier's Life; The Meaning of Uniforms - Origin of Uniforms; Discipline of Armies; British Scarlet; Specialisation; Wild Men; Balkan Bandits; Green Men; Sex Appeal; American Blue; Birth of the Practical; Westernisation; Khaki; German Grey; Death's Head; Leather Jacket; War as Work; Women's Uniforms; Camouflage; Revolution in Materials; Future Uniforms. The Making of Uniforms - Uniform Makers; Dyes and Colours; Jackets and Trousers; Leatherwork; Tassels and Gold; Military Hats; Spit and Polish; Entertainment. Notes; Bibliography; Directory of Uniforms; Index. Minor edge wear to boards. Dust jacket has very minor edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. VG+ /VG +