The Military Guide for Young Officers. Parade, Camp, Field Duty; Manoeuvres, Standing and General Orders; Warrants, Regulations, Returns; Tables, Forms, Extracts from Military Acts; Battles, Sieges, Forts, Ports, Military Dictionary, &c' with Twenty-Five Maps and Copper Plates. Thomas SIMES.

The Military Guide for Young Officers. Parade, Camp, Field Duty; Manoeuvres, Standing and General Orders; Warrants, Regulations, Returns; Tables, Forms, Extracts from Military Acts; Battles, Sieges, Forts, Ports, Military Dictionary, &c' with Twenty-Five Maps and Copper Plates.

London. Printed for J. Millan, near Whitehall. 1781. Hardcover. thick8vo. 21cm, The 3rd Edition, with additions, [ii],363.[1].(pub ad); [177]pp., with 18 leaves of plates and plans, (including 5 folding), woodcut illustrations in text, in full contemporary tree calf rebacked, new dark crushed crimson label inwide gilt borders, engraved amorial bookplate, a fine clean copy attractive bound. (cgc) The third edition; with the addition of the regulations of H.R.H. the late Duke of Cumberland, &c. in Germany and Scotland. Pages [1-177] are the military, historical, and explanatory dictionary. A eighteenth century military treatise that was considered necessary reading for all British Army officers in the period. Covering all military evolutions and drill, the text supplied a basic need but also extended knowledge into strategy and tactics. It addressed the contemporary question of attack by column as versus line, a controversial subject and one that is credited with much of Napoleon's success. The book was well read in the period preceding the American Revolution and was adopted as reference by the American colonial armies. It was reprinted for their use in Philadelphia in 1776, in 2 volumes, by J Humphrey, R. Bell and R. Aitkin, Booksellers and Printers. (Sabin 569). An influential military guide for both sides of the American Revolution, it is much valued in present day by the re-enactment community. Item #40148

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