- Collection ID:
De Peyster, J. Watts (John Watts), 1821-1907
- Physical Description:
all ill. (some col.)
A scrapbook of miscellaneous illustrations of European military uniforms, historical costumes, and some ecclesiastical architecture, featuring both engravings and original artwork (ink sketches and watercolor paintings).The uniforms, with examples from the Prussian, Hanoverian, Austrian, and other armies, date mostly from the first half of the 19th century. The historical costumes are chiefly from the early modern period, and are mostly Italian.
Gilt-stamped ownership label on spine: Brig. Gen. J.W. De Peyster; a mounted newsclipping from an unidentified source, listing the details of De Peyster's career, is mounted on the front free endpaper. DSI
The first two leaves have the date "1866" handwritten in ink, probably by De Peyster; a few other brief ms. annotations appear in the margins throughout. DSI
Each leaf is accompanied by a blank guard-sheet; some leaves have mounted or tipped-in illustrations; some illustrations are hand-colored.
SCDIRB copy 39088011475969 has a contemporary half-leather binding with brown embossed-cloth-covered boards, gilt-tooled spine, decorated endpapers, and brown sprinkled edges; re-backed
P.O. Box 37012
NMAH 1041, MRC 672
Washington, DC 20013-7012