AN ELUCIDATION OF SEVERAL PARTS OF HIS MAJESTY'S REGULATIONS FOR THE FORMATIONS AND MOVEMENTS OF CAVALRY

By: [LE MERCHANT, JOHN GASPARD; DUNDAS, DAVID]

Price: $400.00

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Book Condition: very good +


London: Printed for the WAR-OFFICE, and sold by T. Egerton, at the Military Library, Near Whitehall, 1799. Second Edition. 8vo (5 3/4” x 9 1/4”). pp. [6]; 84.

Original pale blue paper covered boards with a rebacked white paper spine and a morocco spine label. Includes 32 engraved fold-out plates.

Divided into two parts, the regulations presented here describe the formation and movements within a squadron and regiment which is followed by the formation of attacks by the same. This second edition has additional instructions on in the first edition of 1798.

Contemporary advertising attributes the book to the then Lieutenant-Colonel Le Marchant based on the elementary instructions for formation of infantry by then Lieutenant-General David Dundas. It should be noted that Le Marchant would later would found schools for the military instruction of officers that would later become the Royal Military College at Sandhurst.

A very good + rebacked copy with an indecipherable contemporary ownership on the top margin of the title page; soiling to the paper and wear to the extremities.

Exceptionally scarce in all editions; OCLC and ESTC show 4 copies of this edition in North America, and 2 copies in the UK.
ESTC T153952

Title: AN ELUCIDATION OF SEVERAL PARTS OF HIS MAJESTY'S REGULATIONS FOR THE FORMATIONS AND MOVEMENTS OF CAVALRY

Author Name: [LE MERCHANT, JOHN GASPARD; DUNDAS, DAVID]

Categories: Military, Illustrated,

Edition: Second

Publisher: London, Printed for the WAR-OFFICE, and sold by T. Egerton, at the Military Library, Near Whitehall: 1799

Binding: Paper over boards

Book Condition: very good +

Size: 8vo (5 3/4” x 9 1/4”)

Seller ID: 2574

Keywords: Great Britain 19TH CENTURY MILITARY CAVALRY ARMY