Drawings of the Flags In Use at the Present Time by Various Nations. Admiralty, 1907.
London. HMSO, Eyre & Spottiswoode. September 1907. Stock ID #173209 Rare. Published for the British Civil Service, and an "Official Copy". When referring to this item please quote stockid 173209.
40 pages, lithographed title page as a frontispiece and 170 full page coloured lithographic plates by Weller & Graham, 7 tipped-in plates (of updated flags), errata slips and overlaid colourplates (some on card) tipped in, the Cross of St George cut-out loose, a few neat initialled manuscript corrections and notes in a contemporary (likely official) hand, contemporary owner's signature on the blank fly-leaf; original glazed black cloth boards 27.6 x 18.5 cm, gilt embossed title with the British coat of arms and spine title in gilt, expertly re-backed mounting the original spine, a handsome copy, in very good condition, the fine coloured plates in unusually bright clean condition.
This handsome volume includes numerous national flags current at the time of printing and were regularly updated. The listing of the badge of the former British Central Africa Protectorate has been struck out and amended in manuscript to Nyasaland (Malawi), likely by an official hand (many of the manuscript corrections are initialled). Badges of colonies and dependencies are listed under British Empire: Australia, New Zealand, North America and West Indies, Hong Kong & the Straits Settlement, India, Ceylon, Borneo and Sarawak: a time-lapse of geo-political and colonial power.
There are 15 coloured lithographic illustrations of the flags of Siam, 12 of the flags of China together with 13 "Badges emblazoned on the Envoys Flag over the Dragon... for Envoys of other ranks", 17 illustrations of the flags of Japan and 39 illustrations for Russia.
An errata slip for the United States advises that as of the 4th July 1908 " the number of stars is to be increased from 45 to 46".
Rare. Published for the British Civil Service, and an "Official Copy".
When referring to this item please quote stockid 173209.
Price: $1,750.00 AU