The First Edition of Windham's Norfolk MilitiaWilliam Windham. A Plan of Discipline, Composed for the Use of the Militia of the County of Norfolk. London: J. Shuckburgh, 1759.
First edition. Octavo. xxxviii, , -95 pages. Fifty-two engraved plates, some folding.
Contemporary calf, raised spine bands, titles stamped in gilt on a red morocco spine label. Spine refreshed. Modest wear to the boards along the edges with some crazing to the leather. Contents sound and generally bright with only minor toning to paper. Very good.
More Information: "The reform of the English militia and the new vigour introduced into its affairs after the passage of the Militia Acts of 1757-8 was reflected in the drill books devoted to that service...Without doubt the most useful and popular such work in the army was William Windham's Norfolk Militia, which dealt at length with all five elements of the drill...it contained over fifty plates illustrating the manual and maneuvers; and these were the best plates yet to have appeared in any English drill book" (Houlding: Fit for Service, p. 207).
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