A System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Manoeuvres for Light or Horse-Artillery. DEPARTMENT OF WAR - U. S. Government Publication.
A System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Manoeuvres for Light or Horse-Artillery.
A System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Manoeuvres for Light or Horse-Artillery.

A System of Exercise and Instruction of Field-Artillery, including Manoeuvres for Light or Horse-Artillery.

Boston: Hilliard, Gray, Little & Watkins, 1829. Hardcover. Octavo. 78pp. + (51 pp of plates) Nicely crafted modern quarter leather binding, raised bands & gilt title on spine, grey papered boards. Fifty-one plates, including several folding. An interesting pre-Civil War book on artillery deployment and tactics. Although most of the plates are diagrams illustrating different field manouvres, others include a diagram of a cannon with "nomenclature of the parts of field guns," anonther gives view of a 24 Pdr. Howitzer, another details its gun-carriage, another its caisson, another the accompanying equipment, etc etxc. Page-edges a little darkend, some mild pale foxing to endpapers & pages, else a solid, complete VG+ copy in handsome and sturdy binding. Item #46757

Price: $200.00