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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   36 Books
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Manual of Military Law. War Office 1907. 1st Ed., xxxii+802pp. HMSO. 1907  #52633
[HLMainPic] Valuable compendium inc. history of military law, crimes & scales of punishment, procedure, courts-martial &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG with ink signature & bookplate of Lord Loch (Maj.-Gen. Edward Douglas Loch, CB, CMG, DSO, MVO, formerly Grenadier Guards: 2nd in command of 2nd Bn. in 1914 then on Staff as Brigadier, &c.). Some amendments loosely inserted. See illustration on our website.   £20
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
Artillery Training Volume I Drill. 1932. Orig. blue canvas wraps., xii+393pp., fldg. diagram, sketches. HMSO. 1932  #35359
Includes Drill Movements, Transport of Artillery, Skill at Arms &c. VG.   £20
Instructions Relating to the Conveyance of Troops & to the Issue of Travelling Warrants. Orig. buff printed wraps., 18pp. Printed by Mackie & Co. for HMSO. 1910  #36558
VG, nice clean example.   £18
Manual of Military Law. War Office 1929 (Reprinted December 1939). xii+1068pp. HMSO. 1940  #36976
Valuable compendium inc. text of the Army Act. Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG.   £10
A Selection of Field Movements for a Division of Cavalry, In Accordance with the Principles Laid Down in The Cavalry Regulations. 7 & [16]pp., 8 plates of drill moevemnts &c. Parker, Furnivall, & Parker. 1846  #38259
Compiled by Lord de Ros. Contemp. black leather covd. boards, neatly rebacked, ex-RUSI, VG thus.   £35
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
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.   £25

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