A Treatise of a Military Discipline;

BLAND Lieut.-Col. Humphrey (1795)

£450.00 

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In which is laid down and Explained The Duty of the Officer and Soldier, Thro' the several Branches of the Service. The Eighth Edition, Revised, Corrected, and Altered to the Present Practice of the Army. Seven folding plans and tables, tables to the text. Some light browning, two plates with slight tears, no loss, but on the whole a very good copy in contemporary full calf, slightly rubbed, chipping at tail of the spine. [xxxiv], 418pp. Printed for R. Baldwin, J. Richardson, T. Longman, H. Woodgate, and S. Brookes...

"... the best known... of all eighteenth-century military treatises in the English language. The author was in 1727 lieutenant-colonel of the 2nd Horse, had seen service under Marlborough, and was to serve again as a general officer under Cumberland in Scotland and Flanders; he was an officer of sound judgement, and an author who organized his ideas and his prose with the greatest clarity..." [Houlding Fit for Service... p.182].

This copy with the ?slightly later ownership inscriptions of Thomas Skelton, 59th Regiment, to the front free endpaper and prelims.

Stock Code: 84326

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