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The Queen's Regulations and Orders for the Army. - (BRITISH ARMY) - 1857. 
London: John W. Parker & Son,, 1857. Adjutant-General's Office, Horse Guards, First of July 1857. Octavo (267 Ã 175 mm). Contemporary full crimson hard-grained morocco presentation binding, title gilt to the spine, low flat bands with gilt dotted roll, compartments elaborately gilt, concentric panelling in gilt and blind to the boards, fleur-de-lys cornerpieces, large block of the Royal Arms to the centre of both boards, all edges gilt, floral roll to edges and turn-ins, pale cream surface paper endpapers. Tables to the text. A little light shelf-wear, corners bumped, but overall very good indeed, an extremely handsome copy. Rather spectacularly "choice", "extra gilt" large paper copy of the Queen's Regs. "Her Majesty has been pleased to give her approbation to the following Regulations and Orders ? they are applicable to all stations at which the troops may be serving; and General officers employed on the Staff, and commanding officers of regiments, are responsible that they are invariably adhered to ? every officer in Her Majesty's service is to provide himself with a copy of these Regulations and Orders, and to make himself perfectly acquainted with them" (Preface). A highly unusual presentation of this basic handbook, we have never encountered another similar.
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