[The oldest regiment in the British Army: the Honourable Artillery Company.] Printed booklet: ‘List of the Chiefs, Officers, Court of Assistants, &c. &c. &c. of the Hon. Artillery-Company, For the Year 1845.’ With engraved cover and frontispiece.

The Honourable Artillery Company, London, the oldest regiment in the British Army, founded in 1537The Honourable Artillery Company, London, the oldest regiment in the British Army, founded in 1537
Publication details: 
London: Printed by Norris and Son, Blomfield-street, Finsbury-circus. 1845. [Honourable Artillery Company, London.]
SKU: 25395

Scarce: no other copy traced. The only similar material are the volumes for 1851, 1852 and 1853 in the Bishopsgate Institute. Stitched booklet. 16pp, 8vo. With card cover and frontispiece, both ornately engraved. Text and illustrations complete and undamaged, on aged paper worn at edges and with front cover detached. The cover carries the royal arms beneath the engraved words: ‘FIELD MARSHAL / His Royal Highness / The Prince Albert / K.G. K.T. G.C.B. K.P. G.C.M.G. &c. &c. &c. / Captain General and Colonel.’ At foot of page: ‘Honourable Artillery Company. / London.’ The frontispiece, on the recto of the leaf, is an equally-ornate engraving of the HAC arms, ‘Norris & Son, Sculp. Moorfields.’ The frontispiece is followed by a printed title-leaf. The booklet carries lists of names and addresses, including: The Court of Assistants; Officers of Companies; ‘Officers who have retied into the Veteran Company, retaining nominally their Rank agreeably to the provisions of the 2nd Article of the Rules and Orders’; a table being a ‘Return of Officers, present on Friday, 28th June, 1844, when the Battalion assembled in the Artillery-Ground, fired a Double Royal Salute, to celebrate the Anniversary of the Coronation of Her Most Gracious Majesty, Queen Victoria, and went through several Manoeuvres.’; a similar table, ‘Return of Officers, present on Monday, 28th October, 1844, when the Corps attended as a Guard of Honour to Her Most Gracious Majesty The Queen, on the occasion of opening the New Royal Exchange in London’; ‘Copies of Resolutions passed by the Court of Mayor and Aldermen and by the Court of Common Council of London, and transmitted to Lieutenant-Colonel Cox’; and on the final page: ‘Extracts from 44 Geo. III. Cap. 54.’ See Image.