Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Army, 1851 and 1857, and Marine Corps, 1859

A group of 3 works detailing military uniform and dress in the 19th century, comprising:

Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Army of the United States. June, 1851. Philadelphia: William H. Horstmann & Sons, 1851. Folio. 10 chromolithographs and 15 additional lithographed plates, with facsimile endorsements from the Adjutant General on each plate. (Some spots, minor toning.) Quarter calf gilt with rust cloth, spine in 6 compartments with 5 raised bands, gilt-lettered in 2, others gilt-decorated. Third edition. 

Regulations for the Uniform and Dress of the Army of the United States...Also, for the Navy and Marine Corps of the United States, and for the Volunteer Militia of Each State. Boston: Robert Weir, 1857. Folio. 20 lithographed plates, 3 with partial color, advertisements many for pianos. (Occasional spots.) Cloth backed marbled paper boards with gilt label (wear to edges, spine sunned, some scuffs). 

Regulations for the Uniform & Dress of the Marine Corps of the United States, October, 1859. Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1859. Folio. 8 chromolithographs and 6 black and white lithographs. (Minor toning, occasional spots.) Original embossed drab green cloth gilt (boards detached, rubbing to extremities, scuffs). First printing of the 1859 edition.

Estimate: $800 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium

Internet Bidding

Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us


Cowan’s Cincinnati Office offers an in-house, full-service shipping department which is unparalleled in the auction industry. Shipping costs are provided with your finalized invoice 24-48 hours after auction. For furniture and oversized items, we recommend using third-party services. For more information, click HERE or contact cowansshipping@hindmanauctions.com.  

NOTE: All pickups and preview are by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call 513-871-1670 or email cincinnati@hindmanauctions.com