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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   46 Books
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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
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
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.   £20
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
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
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
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
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

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