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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   40 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
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
Handbook of the Maxim Rifle Calibre Gun. 1st Ed., orig. pale green printed boards with cloth backstrip, 28pp., 9 diagrams bound with text + 7 bound at end. Printed by Whitehead, Morris & Co., Fenchurch Street. 1897  #57260
[HLMainPic] The manufacturer's nicely printed & detailed handbook for the working of the Maxim machine gun, with tech. drawings of carriage, tripod, working parts &c. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £85
Manual of Elementary Drill (All Arms) 1935. viii+98pp., 11 plates. HMSO. 1935  #25936
Squad Drill, Guards & Sentries, &c., with diagrams (fixing bayonets, presenting arms, &c.). VG.   £10
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
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
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
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
Signal Training Volume III. Pamphlet No. 6. Description of & Instructions for Wireless Telegraph Set, 120-Watt, Mark I*. 1925. Orig. buff printed wraps., 49pp., 20 photos. & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1925  #51937
[HLMainPic] Containing General & Technical Descriptions of the Instrument, Working Instructions &c., with supporting photos. & diagrams. Rather stained, overall about VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £35
Drill Up-To-Date: A Short Manual for the Home Guard. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., vii+56pp., diagrams. Longmans et al. 1940  #44933
[HLMainPic] Including the 'new' drill in threes. Author was "a commissioned O.T.C. instructor in the last war & is now doing similar work in the Home Guard." VG. See illustration on our website.   £12

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