Record number 05/4572
Author Drummond, James, 1816 - 1877
TitleHighland targets And Other Shields. By James Drummond, R.S.A., F.S.A. Scot.
ImprintEdinburgh:: Printed By Neill And Company., 1873.
Physical Description14, [12] p., [7] pl.: illus.; 281 mm.
Content Format Note[T.p.; note] - [Text] - [Plates, with explanatory texts].
Summary NoteA note on the title-page verso states that the work was 'Read before the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, April 1871', and that 'The Fifty Copies now printed for private circulation contain additional matter, with different and more numerous illustrations.'

The first plate forms a divisional title-plate, reading 'Illustrations Targets & Shields'. The following six plates show: 1. Macdonald Target; 2, 3. Highland Targets; 4. Bronze Shields; 5. Various Shields For Comparison; 6. Roman Legionary Sculptured Stone. The in-text illustrations show parts of shields.

James Drummond combined the career of a history painter with that of a student of European and Asian antiquities, and read many papers before the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Responsibility NoteThe fourth plate is signed 'L.G.S.'; the sixth, 'J. Adam'.
SubjectShields (armor) - Armor (protective wear) - Antiquities - Great Britain - Scotland - History
Art history - Great Britain - 19th century
Lectures - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Great Britain - 19th century
ReferencesE. Cumming, James Drummond RSA, Victorian antiquary and artist of old Edinburgh (1977).

A survey of armour is C. Blair and L. Tarrasuk, The Complete encyclopedia of arms and armour (1982).
Copy NoteThe title-page verso is inscribed in ink, '31'.
Binding Note19th-century half morocco, marbled-papered boards; spine lettered 'Highland Targets - J. Drummond'.
ProvenanceThe title-page verso is inscribed in ink, 'The Library of the Royal Academy'.
Contributors Adam, J., fl. ca. 1873?, engraver
Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Meeting (1871 April)
Neill And Company (Edinburgh). printer
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