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Richard Elton

The Compleat Body of the Art Military

      London: Printed for W.L, 1668. Very Good 280x185mm. Three books in one volume. I. The Postures of the Pike and Musket, with their conformities, and the dignities of Ranks and Files: their manner of joyning to the compleating of a Body: their several distances, Facings, Doublings, Counter-marches, Wheelings and Firings. II. Twelve Excercises, viz. Three with 24, three with 32, three with 64 and three with 144 men. III. The Drawing up and excercising of Regiments after the manner of Private Companies; with the forming Brigades and Armies, and the placing of Canon and Artillery according to the practice of several Nations. ALSO, The Duties of all Souldiers and Officers: Of Military Watches; and the ordering of Regiments and Private Companies to Funeral Occasions. With the postures of the Musket performed without the Rest. by Richard Elton, Lieutenant-Col. To which is added A SUPPLEMENT Comprehending these particulars: 1. The Duties and Qualifications of all Officers belonging to an Army. 2. The Enrolling, Arming and Excercising of the Cavalry both in Posture and Motion. 3. The Marching of an Army both Horse and Foot, with Train of Artillery etc. 4. The Designing and laying out of the Quarters for the Encamping of an Army both Horse and Foot, with the Train of Artillery etc. 5. The manner of securing the Quarters by Intrenchment and fortification. 6. Some of the practick part of the Art of Gunnery. Formerly written by Capt. Tho. Rudd, Chief Engineer to K. Charles the First. London, Printed for W.L. and are to be sold by Henry Brome at the Star in Little Britain, and Thomas Buffet under St. Dunstans Church in Fleet Street. 1668 255pp plus contents 3pp. Engraved frontis plate plus seven, some folding and one with six folds. Numerous diagrams throughout the texts. Restored contemporary full calf binding.

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