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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   50 Books
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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
Indian Supplement to the Manual of Map Reading, Photo Reading & Field Sketching, 1929. General Staff, India. 1931. [iv]+8pp., 2 fldg. plates (containing maps & signs), fldg. map in end-pocket (NWF Province: Mullazai). Calcutta: Govt. of India Central Publication Branch. 1931.  #51486
[HLMainPic] Very scarce Indian supplement containing special reference to maps of India "in so far as they differ from the maps of Great Britain." Details how Indian maps were constructed, notes on their interpretation, &c. Fldg. map in end-pocket (issued with this work) is One-Inch sheet No. 38 L/7 of the Bhittani & Dera Ismail Khan District, dating from 1910 & reprinted in 1921 with additions & corrections to 1920. Orig. printed boards with cloth backstrip, ink stamp to front: "This is the property of HQ The corps of Sikh Pioneers" & contemp. ownership of Capt. J.F. Peart [commissioned IA 1918, 3rd Sikh Pioneers, later Lt.-Col., 2nd Punjab Regt. & Staff], Amendment Slip No. 1 1937 loosely inserted, some contemp annotation, little marked & worn o/w VG with ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £65
Manual of Military Hygiene. 1921. iv+225pp., num. fldg. diagrams. HMSO. 1921.  #55755
[HLMainPic] Sanitation in the Army; causues of disease; chief diseases of soldiers; lice; water & food, barrack & field sanitation, Army Medical Statistics. Appendices include interesting tables of British & foreign casualties in various wars from Crimea to China 1900 inc. various African & NWF campaigns. Orig. grey printed paper covd. boards with cloth backstrip, VG. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
Manual of Military Law. War Office 1907. 1st Ed., xxxii+802pp. HMSO. 1907.  #48922
[HLMainPic] Valuable compendium inc. history of military law, crimes & scales of punishment, procedure, courts-martial &c. Orig. red cloth, gilt, sp. sunned o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £20
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.   £65
Field Exercise & Evolutions of Infantry. 1870. As Revised By Her Majesty's Command, xxxii+367pp., illus. HMSO. 1870.  #47570
[HLMainPic] Orig. red leather, gilt, VG but lacking brass catch. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
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
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

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