Folio, pp. [iv], 19,  + 100 chromolithograph plates, 97 of them with printed caption leaves (the other three being the title-page, and two plates which are bound amid the introductory text. Original quarter pebble-grain green morocco, spine lettered in gilt direct, corners tipped in green vellum, top edge gilt. A little foxing to page edges but generally remarkably fresh. Copy 343 of an unspecified number.
'Drummond was elected a fellow of the Royal Scottish Society of Antiquaries in 1848 and curator of the National Museum of the Antiquaries of Scotland between 1851 and 1854 and from 1861 to his death. He was one of their most active members, and at meetings of the society read numerous papers, which were generally illustrated, and later published as separate volumes. Many of these are now regarded as classic texts and include Scottish Market Crosses, Highland Targets and other Shields, Ancient Scottish Weapons, and Sculptured Monuments in Iona and the Western Highlands' (ODNB).