[The War Office, Whitehall] [The Royal Army Medical Corps; government publications; British Army; Second World War]
No. 1: 'The War Office [Whitehall], 9th June, 1943.' No. 2: 'The War Office, 21st July, 1943.' [Both 'Notified in A.C.Is.']
Both items in fair condition, lightly aged and creased, and each with three punch holes to spine. No. 1: 27pp., 12mo. With illustrations and diagrams in text. In two parts: 'Progressive Field Training for Stretcher-bearers' and 'Purposeful Physical Training for Stretcher-bearers'. No.2: ii + 65pp., 12mo. With three 'figures' in text. Divided into six chapters (including 'The Army Dental Corps in the field' and 'Evacuation and methods of estimation of casualties') and appendix. Scarce: the only copy traced, either on COPAC or OCLC WorldCat, in the Imperial War Museum collection.
General Sir Robert Archibald Cassels (1876-1959), Commander-in-Chief, British Army in India
Army Headquarters, Simla [India]. 12 May 1936.
26pp., 12mo, paginated -552. Unbound and stapled. In good condition, on lightly-aged paper, with rusted staples and punch-hole in top left-hand corner. Scarce: no copies traced on either COPAC or WorldCat.
[Reception Set R.107 radio receiver, British classified military radio manual]
2nd printing. Place and publisher not stated. Undated [circa 1942].
8vo booklet stapled into card wraps, with 40pp. of text, headed 'OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS - R.107' (divided into: General Description; Working Instructions; Maintenance), followed by the ten fold-out plates, consisting of three circuit diagrams and seven plates of photographic illustrations on art paper.
Bell & Daldy, London publishers [George Bell (1814-1890) and F. R. Daldy] [William Thomas Lowndes (c.1793-1843), author of 'The Bibliographer's Manual']
30 November 188<?>; on letterhead of York Street, Covent Garden, London.
12mo, 3 pp. Bifolium. Aged, and with fraying to extremities, causing minor loss to one word of text, and date of letter. Returning 'the volumes of Lowndes' Manual'. The firm has 'not yet been able to make use of your notes, as we received the volume too late for the new edition, which is moreover little more than a reprint of Mr. Bohn's with a few corrections'. They have, however, 'copied the notes, which will be useful when we bring out as we hope to do, a completely revised edition'. Apprarently signed, on behalf of the firm, with the initials 'PEB'.
[the Honourable Artillery Company; Bunhill Fields; the City of London; military drill manual; the British Army]
Anonymous and undated. [Circa 1810?]
On one side of a piece of wove paper roughly 28.5 x 24 cm. On aged, somewhat grubby paper, with 6 cm closed tear repaired with tape on reverse. Full-length diagrammatic depiction of a British army officer in uniform of the Napoleonic period (black boots with spurs, tight white breeches, green jacket with yellow trim and black hat with red plume), holding his sword horizontally in front of his face. A set of thirteen numbered angles are projected from the tip of the blade, some bracketed 'all these are strait in Front'. Others are described as 'flat'.
William Grainger, engraver; Charles Cooke, bookseller, Paternoster Row [Hanoverian British army; eighteenth-century military history; commands; discipline; musketry; firearms]
London: 'Published as the Act directs, by C. Cooke No. 17 Paternoster Row May 28 1790'.
Four plates, each roughly 39.5 x 22 cm. Good, clear impressions. The first two plates have a little light staining in the margins, and the first has some light foxing. The other two in very good condition, and the set good overall. An attractive series, each plate containing twelve main engravings, mainly of an infantryman with his musket in various positions, but also of an officer with sword. Begins with 'Dress to the Right' and ends with 'Sword Salute'. Mains numbered series begins '1st. Poise Firelock' and ends '35th. Shoulder Firelock'. Occasional smaller engravings in the background.