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British Army Manuals (1914-18) Text Books and Handbooks (1914-1918)   14 Books
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Notes on Map Reading. For Use in Army Schools. 1915. Orig. printed buff card wraps., 32pp., several maps & diagrams (some fldg.). Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1915.  #56062
[HLMainPic] Minor wear, VG, with some pencil notes on rear cover, with diagra, of sap head &c. See illustration on our website.   £25
Military Engineering. (Part IV.) Mining & Demolitions. General Staff, War Office, 1910. (Reprinted, 1915, with Amendments to 1912 Inclusive.) vii+135pp., 39 plates (several with col. detail). Printed by Eyre & Spottiswoode for HMSO. 1915.  #55966
[HLMainPic] Orig. red cloth, gilt, minor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Army Orders, January-December 1921. Twelve monthly issues for the year 1921. Approx. 400pp. in all. HMSO. Contemp.  #55895
[HLMainPic] Army Orders contain a mass of close detail on the British Army from new Royal Warrants, instructions & directives on diverse matters, amendments to King's Regulations, announcements of new training publications &c. Also contains listings of awards of LS&GC & Meritorious Service Medals. Original issues loosely housed in contemp. binder, some with ink ownership inscrip. of E.W.P. Scarce surviving WW1 era issues. See illustration on our website.   £75
Signal Training. Part I. - 1917. Indian Supplement. 72pp., inc. several fldg. diagrams & forms. Calcutta: Supt. of Govt. Printing. 1918.  #55752
[HLMainPic] Indian Army edition of signal training manual differing from the British version in various details inc. equipment in use. Interestinf diagrams &c. Orig. maroon canvas covd. boards, gilt to sp., little speckled o/w VG, nice copy & unusual survival with ink ownership inscrip. of Lt. C.D. Webber, who was attached to 20th D.C.O. Infantry (Brownlow's Punjabis) 1917-18. See illustration on our website.   £45
Field Notes on the Belgian, French & German Armies. Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. 1914. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 68pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for the War Office. August 1914.  #55305
[HLMainPic] Guide to the organisation of formations, war establishments, uniforms, notes on marches, outposts & billets, &c. Moinor wear, VG. See illustration on our website.   £45
Manual of Physical Training. (Reprint 1908 with Amendments published in Army Orders to 1st December, 1914.). 275pp., sketches & diagrams. Printed by Harrison & Sons for HMSO. 1914.  #54713
[HLMainPic] Orig. brown cloth, titled in black to sp., nice clean example. See illustration on our website.   £25
Field Notes on the Belgian, French & German Armies. Prepared by the General Staff, War Office. 1914. 1st Ed., orig. buff printed wraps., 68pp. Printed by Harrison & Sons for the War Office. August 1914.  #53428
[HLMainPic] Guide to the organisation of formations, war establishments, uniforms, notes on marches, outposts & billets, &c. Somewhat chipped/worn but sound ex-IWM. See illustration on our website.   £35
Handbook of the Height Finders Nos. 1 and 2, 1917. Land Service. Orig. buff printed wraps., 77pp., 9 plates (inc. 6 fldg. photo. plates, 1 fldg. diagram & several illus. in text), further 30 figs. in text. Printed by Darling & Son for HMSO. July 1917.  #51837
[HLMainPic] The Height Finder was an instrument for calculating the height of aircraft for AA use & this manual includes instructions in its use + photos. & diagrams of the equipment. Copy No. 204 of 2000 printed, somewhat serviceworn but near VG with 5pp. Addendum, Amendment Slip & several items of contemp. official correspondence relating to use of the instrument loosely inserted. Scarce. 1978 ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe to tp. See illustration on our website.   £40
Technical Notes, Royal Flying Corps. 1st Ed., 42pp. (interleaved with blanks), 38 fldg. plates. Printed for HMSO by Harrison & Sons. 1916.  #51301
[HLMainPic] Text on photography, wireless, flight & stability, magnetos, & 11 types on engine. Plates comprise detailed drawings of 13 types of aircraft showing their construction, erection & trueing. Orig. mustard cloth, titled in black, minor wear, VG, with 2005 ownership inscrip. of the writer Alan Sillitoe. See illustration on our website.   £85
Notes on Training Field Artillery Details. Perepared under the Direction of Capt. Robert M. Danford, F.A., U.S.A., by Capt. O. Moretti, F.A., U.S.R. 4th Imp., xi+275pp., num. fldg. maps & plans, text sketches, &c. New Haven: Yale UP. 1917.  #45541
Detailed & well illustrated American field artillery training manual of Practical Instruction for Field Artillery Oficers, NCOs & Members of Special Details. Orig. red cloth, gilt, little wear, VG.   £15

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