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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   44 Books
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Opinions of the Press on the Mackay Gun. 35pp., no imprint/date. (c.1865).  #45452
Selected press comments (dated 1864-65) presumably printed in this form by one interested in the furtherance of the Mackay Gun. Recent red cloth, label to front, with orig. wrapper bound in (with drawing of 'The Agincourt Target. Effect of the Mackay Gun at 200 yards.' This target emulated the hull of a modern warship with armour plate lined with teak.) RUSI lib. stamp on tp. VG thus.   £20
Handbook of Contagious & Infectious Diseases in Animals. Issued by the Quartermaster General's Branch, GHQ, India. Revised Ed., [ii]+304pp. Published by the Manager of Publications, Delhi; Printed by the Manager, Govt. of India Press, Calcutta. 1945  #50920
[HLMainPic] Orig. printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip. Supersedes editions of 1910, 1928 &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
Financial Instructions in relation to Army Cash Accounts. 1931. Orig. printed wraps., viii+185pp. HMSO. 1931  #31331
[HLMainPic] Regulations for the Royal Army Pay Corps, Bills & Claims, &c. Several Amendments tipped-in or loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £10
Instruction Militaire du Roi de Prusse, Pour ses Generaux. Traduite d'Allemande. vi+147pp., 13 maps/diagrams on 4 flldg. leaves. Paris: Anselin et Pochard. 1821  #56240
[HLMainPic] French translation of 18th Century Prussian Army manual of strategy, formations &c. Contemp. half red morocco, VG ex-Royal Engineers lib. See illustration on our website.   £75
Royal Warrant & Regulations regarding Army Services & Explanatory Directions for the Information & Guidance of Paymasters & Others. With an Index. [vii]+207pp. Clowes. 1848  #26877
Very attractive recent three-qtr. brown calf, gilt to sps., raised bands & marbled paper covd. boards. Ink ownership inscrip. "H. Mackenzie Lieut. 73rd Regt." with a modern note on his services (inc. Kaffir Wars) loosely inserted.   £50
Standard Notes for the Use of Instructors in the Command Individual Training Scheme. Approx. 300pp. in all. Air Ministry, April 1947.  #27299
RESTRICTED. Series of 39 lecture notes on branches & aspects of the RAF & other services "to assist Cs-in-C to resume general service training... The notes are primarily for the use of instructors on stations."   £25
Drill for 6 Inch B.L. & 5.5 Inch B.L. Guns. On Transferable Mountings. 1934. Orig. blue printed wraps., 27pp. Admiralty (Gunnery Branch). 1934  #31003
Staples rusted o/w VG with several Amendments pasted in.   £12
An Abridgement of the Regulations for the Formation & Movements of the Cavalry (As Last Corrected by the Board) Adapted to the use of Yeomanry Corps, with Suggestions of Several Points of Discipline & Interior; & A Short Notice upon Patrols, Picquets, & Other Measures of Precaution in Times of Disturbance. Also the Forms of Yeomanry Returns; & An Abstract of the Regulations Issued by the Government Departments Connected with the Yeomanry. xii+167pp., num. diagrams of drill movements &c. Clowes. 1833  #48501
[HLMainPic] Rare book of instruction for the Yeomanry. Orig. plum cloth, little worn, sound throughout, VG, with orig. leather lettering label to front. See illustration on our website.   £50
Field Exercise 1862. Pocket Edition. By Authority. xxii+538pp., illus. HMSO. 1862  #47531
[HLMainPic] Orig. red leather, gilt, VG with brass catch. Nice example. See illustration on our website.   £35
Field Service Regulations. Volume I Organization & Administration 1930. Reprinted with Amendments (Nos. 1-11) 1939. xxii+436pp., 12mo. War Office. Dec. 1939  #51479
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, titled in black, VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £20

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