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DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE containing the New and Improved Combination of Arms, Called FOOT LANCERS; Miscellaneous Instructions on the Subject of SMALL ARMS AND AMMUNITION, STREET AND HOUSE FIGHTING, AND FIELD FORTIFICATIONS by  King of Naples)  Francis (Late Aid-De-camp to Joachim - First Edition - 1832 - from Bygone Books and Biblio.co.uk

DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE containing the New and Improved Combination of Arms, Called FOOT LANCERS; Miscellaneous Instructions on the Subject of SMALL ARMS AND AMMUNITION, STREET AND HOUSE FIGHTING, AND FIELD FORTIFICATIONS

by Macerone, Francis (Late Aid-De-camp to Joachim, King of Naples)

Condition: Very Good/No Dustjacket


J.Smith, London, 1832. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/No Dustjacket. .. No date but circa [1832] Octavo (8vo.) viii,72 pgs. and 5 fold out coloured plates and one fold out plan (with figures relating to the geometry of fieldworks) .The numbering of the plates does not entirely conform to text but all figures referred to are present. The fold out coloured plates are a frontis (plate 3) the upper half of which illustrates two scenes depicting foot lancers in action and the lower half showing a foot lancer in six positions with arms in six positions. remaining plates are at end of book. Plates I and II show the construction of the Lance, plate 4 Rifle cartridges, plate 5 Buckshot cartridges. Apparently the engraver of Plate 3 "has not kept to the drawing which I gave him and in which the contending parties were formed in close rank and file, as they ought to be. he has also taken liberties with the costume and the knapscks". Possibly contemporary paper covered boards with repaired cloth spine and paper label (worn). Some slight offsetting on plates else contents exceptionally clean and crisp with no damage at plate folds. Occassional light pencil annotation which can be easily removed if desired. A rare work in clean crisp condition. Rare. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Military Pre 1914; Antiquarian & Rare. Inventory No: 7980..
  • Bookseller: Bygone Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 7980
  • Title: DEFENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE PEOPLE containing the New and Improved Combination of Arms, Called FOOT LANCERS; Miscellaneous Instructions on the Subject of SMALL ARMS AND AMMUNITION, STREET AND HOUSE FIGHTING, AND FIELD FORTIFICATIONS
  • Author: Macerone, Francis (Late Aid-De-camp to Joachim, King of Naples)
  • Format/binding: Hardcover
  • Book condition: Used - Very Good
  • Jacket condition: No Dustjacket
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Edition: First Edition
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: J.Smith
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1832
  • Keywords: BZDB37 NOISBN Military Pre 1914; Antiquarian & Rare.
  • Bookseller catalogs: Military Pre 1914;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / Military / General;


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