Von Steuben's Regulations for American Troops - the First Official Manual of the United States Army

    [American Military]. [Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben]. Regulations for the Order and Discipline of the Troops of the United States. Part I [all published]. Philadelphia: Styner and Cist, 1779. First edition. Twelvemo. 154, [10] pages. With four (of eight) engraved plates. Contemporary (original?) calf-backed boards. Text leaves from another title (American Monthly Museum for June 1775) used as endleaves and front and rear flyleaves. Binding worn, endleaves worn, torn and soiled, text toned and somewhat soiled and foxed, with occasional contemporary ink notations throughout (including a list of the weights of Continental Army officers on the verso of the title-page, dated August 19th 1783: "General Washington weighed 209 pounds/General Lincoln ---- 224/General Knox ---- 280/ General Huntington ----132..." and weights for another six colonels. Three of the four plates are missing at least half of the image, and the remaining complete plate is quite worn. Still, a good copy of the first official manual of the army of the United States.
    Evans, 16627. Howes, S951. Sabin, 91395

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