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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
U.S. Army Survival Handbook

U.S. Army Survival Handbook

by Department of the Army

Guilford: Lyons Press, 2002. 1st printing thus. Fine/no dust jacket (as issued). viii, 359 p., figures, index, 8vo laminated boards;
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$7.50
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
Hints for Non-Commissioned Officers on Actual Service. Compiled and translated by Colonel Sontag

Hints for Non-Commissioned Officers on Actual Service. Compiled and translated by Colonel Sontag

by SONTAG John

London: Egerton, 1804. 85 pages. Small 8vo. Rebound in buckram with leather labels. Questions and answers on tactics by an officer who went on to have a distinguished career in the Peninsula. At Fuentes d'Onoro he commanded the 1st Brigade of the 7th Division withstanding the attack of the French cavalry under Bessieres. He briefly commanded the 7th Division. (For other books about the Napoleonic Wars please search my stock using the codeword napoleonic.)
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£225.00
Equipment of Infantry forming Part V of the series of army equipments.

Equipment of Infantry forming Part V of the series of army equipments.

by PETRIE Captain M

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2006. Photolithographic reprint of the 1864 edition. 209 pages. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Equipment of a Company of Engineers forming Part III section I of the series of army equipments.

Equipment of a Company of Engineers forming Part III section I of the series of army equipments.

by COOKE Lt Colonel A C

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2007. Photolithographic reprint of the 1866 edition. 83 pages with 30 plates pages. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Equipment of Military Train forming Part IV of the series of army equipments. Bound with the same author's Equipment of Commissariat Staff forming Part VI....

Equipment of Military Train forming Part IV of the series of army equipments. Bound with the same author's Equipment of Commissariat Staff forming Part VI....

by HOZIER Lt H M

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2010. Photolithographic reprint of two books published in 1865. 167 pages and 50 pages. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock. NB Although Petrie is given as the author on the spine and on the added titlepage for this edition, Hozier was author of both books. Captain M Petrie was author of part V dealing with infantry.
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£30.00
Mechanical Traction in War with notes on automobiles.

Mechanical Traction in War with notes on automobiles.

by LAYRIZ Lt Colonel O

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2010. Photolithographic reprint of the 1900 edition. xii and 102 pages. Illustrated. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
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
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
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
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
Handbook for Field Service. Fourth edition revised.

Handbook for Field Service. Fourth edition revised.

by LEFROY Brigadier General

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2008. Photolithographic reprint of the 1867 edition. xii and 526 pages. Text illustrations. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Training Part IV Mechanical Transport.

Training Part IV Mechanical Transport.

by Army Service Corps

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2004. Photolithographic reprint of the 1912 HMSO edition. viii and 297 pages with text illustrations. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Equipment of Artillery forming Part II of the series of army equipments.

Equipment of Artillery forming Part II of the series of army equipments.

by MILLER Major

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2008. Photolithographic reprint of the 1864 edition. 444 pages. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Training Part I Supplies. Bound with Amendments issued 1st October 1910.

Training Part I Supplies. Bound with Amendments issued 1st October 1910.

by Army Service Corps

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2005. Photolithographic reprint of the 1909 HMSO edition. 178 pages with 2 plates & 50 pages with 15 plates. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock. Foot and mounted drill, care of harness and saddlery, etc'.
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£30.00
Equipment of Cavalry forming Part I of the series of army equipments.

Equipment of Cavalry forming Part I of the series of army equipments.

by HOZIER Lt H M

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2009. Photolithographic reprint of the 1865 edition. 288 pages. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
Handbook for Military Artificers.

Handbook for Military Artificers.

by Ordnance College

Doncaster: D.P. & G., 2004. Photolithographic reprint of the 1899 edition. 197 pages. 23 folding plates. Folio. Publisher's maroon cloth, unused publisher's stock.
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£30.00
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
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
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
Inspection Requirements, U.S. Army OH-23B and OH-23C Raven Helicopters (Hiller). TM 1-OH-23C-6

Inspection Requirements, U.S. Army OH-23B and OH-23C Raven Helicopters (Hiller). TM 1-OH-23C-6

by Department of the Army

Washington, DC, U.S.A.: Department of the Army, 1964. Revised Edition . Soft cover. Good. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Department of the Army Technical Manual TM 1-OH-23C-6. Manual contains complete requirements for periodic maintenance inspection and periodic replacement of accessories and components applicable to the Hiller OH-23B and OH-23C Raven. The Hiller OH-23 Raven was the primary trainer used for helicopter pilots in the Vietnam War. Original manual, not a copy. 29 pages. Loose... Read more
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$25.00