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    Revolutionary War-Era Military Manual

    Thomas Simes. A Military Course for the Government and Conduct of a Battalion, Designed for their Regulations in Quarter, Camp, or Garrison; With Useful Observations and Instructions for their Manner of Attack and Defence. Ornamented with a Frontispiece and Twenty Copper Plate Plans. London: Printed for the Author, 1777.

    Second edition (October 1, 1777 dedication page date). Octavo. [34], [1]-286, [1] publisher ad pages. Twenty hand-colored numbered plates plus hand-colored frontispiece.

    Modern half leather over marbled boards. Titles stamped in gilt on blue leather spine labels. Several preliminary pages and plates with paper renewal. Ink squiggle in the margin of page 37, not affecting text. Pages browned and brittle. Hinges reinforced with paper. Still, taken on balance, a good copy.


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