Description:1917, 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) Fair. 120pp. Crown octavo....1917, 2nd Edition. (Hardcover) Fair. 120pp. Crown octavo. Original Red cloth with gilt lettering and embossed stamp of Victoria Cross on front. Half title. Illustrated with 4 colour and 12 B / W plates from photos (including frontispiece). Appendix and index included. Spine faded, soiled boards. Head and tail are bumped, cloth is slightly frayed near damaged areas. Foxing occurs on edges and periphery of text, does not affect reading. Text-block is loose but intact, no missing plates. A history of military medals in the United Kingdon. From the earliest war medals until the turn of the 20th century. Includes chapters on the medals of the East India Company, major historical campaigns, special services, British Orders, Foreign medals won by British soldiers, medal collecting and more.
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