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British Army Manuals (ex 1914-18) British Army Manuals, Text Books and Handbooks (excluding 1914-1918)   27 Books
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Circular Memorandum on Field General Courts-Martial On Active Service for Use in the United Kingdom: "The Green Book." Orig. green printed card wraps., 28pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons. 1940  #52156
[HLMainPic] Official instructions issued as an accessory to the Manual of Military Law. Contains Forms of Oath, procedures before, during & after trial, &c. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
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
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
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
Handbook of The Locator, Sound, Mark III** 1937. 1st Ed., orig. printed wraps., 17pp., 7 photos., fldg. dagram. War Office. 1937  #60316
[HLMainPic] The 'Sound Locator' was a machine for locating by sound the position of aircraft. This early model was mounted on a tripod & controlled by hand. Includes description of the equipment, use & maintenance, with excellent photos. & diagrams. VG & scarce. See illustration on our website.   £25
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
Territorial Army Officers Conditions of Service 1933 [Bound with:] Supplementary Reserve of Officers Conditions of Service 1935. 24 & 20pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1933/1935 19331935  #51961
[HLMainPic] Bound in later blue cloth, gilt to front, each part retaining orig. wraps. VG. See illustration on our website.   £15
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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