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Title:DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE containing the New and Improved Combination of Arms, Called FOOT LANCERS; Miscellaneous Instructions on the Subject of SMALL ARMS AND AMMUNITION, STREET AND HOUSE FIGHTING, AND FIELD FORTIFICATIONS
Price:GBP£240.00 (about USD$315.58)
Book ID:BB04-7980
Publisher:J.Smith, London, 1832
Edition:First Edition
Binding:Hard Cover
Condition:Very Good
Dust Jacket:No Dustjacket
J.Smith, 1832, Hard Cover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No Dustjacket, First Edition

.. No date but circa [1832] Octavo (8vo.) viii,72 pgs. and 5 fold out coloured plates and one fold out plan (with figures relating to the geometry of fieldworks) .The numbering of the plates does not entirely conform to text but all figures referred to are present. The fold out coloured plates are a frontis (plate 3) the upper half of which illustrates two scenes depicting foot lancers in action and the lower half showing a foot lancer in six positions with arms in six positions. remaining plates are at end of book. Plates I and II show the construction of the Lance, plate 4 Rifle cartridges, plate 5 Buckshot cartridges. Apparently the engraver of Plate 3 "has not kept to the drawing which I gave him and in which the contending parties were formed in close rank and file, as they ought to be. he has also taken liberties with the costume and the knapscks". Possibly contemporary paper covered boards with repaired cloth spine and paper label (worn). Some slight offsetting on plates else contents exceptionally clean and crisp with no damage at plate folds. Occassional light pencil annotation which can be easily removed if desired. A rare work in clean crisp condition. Rare. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military Pre 1914; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 7980.
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