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Manual of Guard Duty, United States Army, approved June 14, 1902

Manual of Guard Duty, United States Army, approved June 14, 1902

by U.S. War Department

New York: Army and Navy Journal, 1903. fair to good. Pocket-size, 97, wraps, index, covers somewhat soiled and stained, some wear to spine edges. Scarce manual, immediately post-Spanish-American War. Pocket-size manual measures approximately 3-3/4" x 5"
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$76.50
Handbook of Company Drill also of extended order, guard duties, sword exercise etc'. Bound with Battalion Drill. Bound with Brigade Drill.

Handbook of Company Drill also of extended order, guard duties, sword exercise etc'. Bound with Battalion Drill. Bound with Brigade Drill.

by SLACK Captain C

London: William Clowes, 1885. 27th edition. 64 pages; 160 pages; 96 pages. Illustrated. Small square 8vo. Publisher's red leatherette soiled but in good condition.
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£30.00
A Treatise on the Disposition and Duties of Outposts abridged from the German of Baron Reichlin von Meldegg by Lieutenant W Short, Coldstream Guards

A Treatise on the Disposition and Duties of Outposts abridged from the German of Baron Reichlin von Meldegg by Lieutenant W Short, Coldstream Guards

by MELDEGG R von

London: Budd and Calkin, 1827. 82 pages. A good copy in contemporary calf; the book has been rebacked and the original spine has been repaired and relaid; both boards are slightly scuffed; the inner hinges have been strengthened.
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£140.00
General Regulations and Orders for the conduct of His Majesty's forces in Great Britain.

General Regulations and Orders for the conduct of His Majesty's forces in Great Britain.

by CALVERT Harry

London: T Egerton for the War Office, 1799. 7 pages and 181 pages incorporating folding muster rolls and specimen subsistence returns. 18th Century tree calf; one hinge tender, a little minor pitting and scuffing of the covers, an unusually good copy. The principal sections deal with baggage and marches, barracks, and recruiting.
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£325.00
La science des postes militaires, ou traite des fortifications de campagne a l'usage des officiers particuliers d'infanterie....

La science des postes militaires, ou traite des fortifications de campagne a l'usage des officiers particuliers d'infanterie....

by LE COINTE J-L

Paris: Desaint et Saillant, 1759. xv and 267 pages, 10 folding plates. Small 8vo. Contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, extremities and corners very slightly rubbed, a fine copy. Based on Le Cointe's experiences in the War of the Austrian Succession during which he served under Conti in Piedmont. His book was designed for non-specialist infantry officers and concerns the fortification of villages and buildings and the conduct of outposts.
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£300.00
Use of Tools: Basic Navy Training Courses

Use of Tools: Basic Navy Training Courses

by Bureau Of Naval Personnel (Author)

Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1952. Revised. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Used Book: Trade Paperback Mild shelf wear to edges and corners of cover and spine. Binding remains tight and pages are mostly clean and unbent. Good used reading condition.
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$8.00
Detail of the Line Movements prescribed in part the fourth of His Majesty's Regulations for the British Army, exemplified in eighty five manoeuvres, with diagrams

Detail of the Line Movements prescribed in part the fourth of His Majesty's Regulations for the British Army, exemplified in eighty five manoeuvres, with diagrams

by PALMER Major James

London: T Egerton, 1812. xi and 277 pages. 30 plates. Modern half calf and marbled boards. Exceptionally good copy of this British Army drill book explaining battalion movements. (For other books about the Napoleonic Wars please search my stock using the codeword napoleonic.)
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£325.00
Rules and Regulations for the Formations, Field Exercise and Movements of His Majesty's Forces.

Rules and Regulations for the Formations, Field Exercise and Movements of His Majesty's Forces.

by FAWCETT William

London: T Egerton, 1795 edition. xxiv and 458 pages. 16 folding plates. An excellent copy in contemporary tree calf. The 1792 Regulations prescribed a new drill which the Duke of York ordered to be distributed to all officers. It formed the basis of infantry movements throughout the Napoleonic Wars. It is unusual to find an eighteenth century training manual in such good condition.
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£450.00
Air Corps: The Airplane, War Department Technical Regulation TR 1170-65

Air Corps: The Airplane, War Department Technical Regulation TR 1170-65

by War Department

Washington, D.C., U.S.A.: War Department, 1929. Revised Edition . Soft cover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. War Department Technical Regulations, TR 1170-65, for airplanes produced for the Air Corps. Material and construction standards for Army airplanes in 1929. 54 pages. Original publication, not a copy.
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$25.00
General Regulations and Orders for the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, 1st January 1822

General Regulations and Orders for the Army, Adjutant General's Office, Horse Guards, 1st January 1822

by British Army

London: William Clowes, 1822. vii and 400 pages. A fine copy in later half red calf and marbled boards.
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£180.00
Field Exercise and Evolutions of the Army as revised by Her Majesty's command, 1859

Field Exercise and Evolutions of the Army as revised by Her Majesty's command, 1859

by WETHERALL A G (Adjutant General)

London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1859. xxv and 389 pages. Key and 48 plates. A near fine copy in the publisher's blind stamped red cloth with marbled endpapers. Includes manual and platoon exercise for long and short rifles. Parker's 8 page list of 'official and standard books for the army' bound in at the front.
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£90.00
Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry upon fixed principles. With thirty-two copper plates. By a German officer.

Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry upon fixed principles. With thirty-two copper plates. By a German officer.

by YOUNG Sir William (translated)

London: J Millan, 1767 second edition. 32 pages. 32 plates coloured by hand on 20 sheets many of which are folding. Later full calf. The second edition was much enlarged. Houlding comments 'This small drill book laid out a series of manoeuvres for the battalion, most of which were described in the 1764 Regulations, but which were here performed in a fashion more sophisticated than that laid down in the regulations.'
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£450.00
Blueprint Reading and Sketching (Navy Training Courses)

Blueprint Reading and Sketching (Navy Training Courses)

by Bureau Of Naval Personnel (Author)

Washington D.C.: United States Government Printing Office, 1956. Softcover. Good/No Jacket. Used Book: Trade Paperback Mild shelf wear to edges and corners of cover and spine. Binding remains intact and pages are mostly clean and unbent. Good used reading condition.
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$8.00
Outpost Duty by General Jarry. Translated from the French by Major General W C E Napier. To which are added treatises on military reconnaissance and on road making

Outpost Duty by General Jarry. Translated from the French by Major General W C E Napier. To which are added treatises on military reconnaissance and on road making

by JARRY Francois

London: Chapman and Hall, 1872 second edition. xvi and 175 pages. Text diagrams. Contemporary calf; outer hinges beginning to crack but still sound. Jarry, an officer of the Prussian army under Frederick the Great, came to England after Jena and became commandant of the Royal Military College. The two other treatises printed here were also compiled for use by students of the Staff College - that on military reconnaissance is by General Napier; that on road making is based on a pamphlet by Major John... Read More
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£125.00