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Hoyt, Epaphras 1765-1850
A TREATISE ON THE MILITARY ART; in four parts. Containing: I. A comprehensive system of discipline, for the cavalry of the United States ; adapted to the principles of Baron Steuben's regulations for the infantry, and the latest Prussian and English treatises on cavalry. II. Regulations concerning the duty of cavalry in camp in time of war. III. Directions for the conduct of partizan corps, whether cavalry or infantry, in carrying on the petite guerre. IV. Maxims relating to the marching, encamping, and other general operations of an army in the field: compiled principally from the observations of experienced officers, and the most approved writers on the art of war.; Illustrated with plates. By E. Hoyt, an officer in the cavalry of Massachusetts. Vol. I. Part I. & II. (Complete, all that was published).
Brattleborough, [VT]: By Benjamin Smead, for the author, sold by him, and Russell & Ripley, Greenfield, 1798. 18 cm. v, 212pp., (2) errata, 10 plates. Full contemporary calf, with red spine label and gilt rules. Few knicks on front and back joints otherwise a lovely period copy Contemporary signature of J. M. Riddle. McCORISON 490. RILING 419. ESTC: W29572. EVANS 33907. In the "advertisement" accompanying this volume: "The propriety of publishing and selling the first volume of this work, separate from the second, will be obvious; -- the first being calculated principally for the discipline of the Cavalry -- the second, containing rules for the management of Troops in the field, in carrying on the Petite Guerre...." In 1811 another book was published by E. Hoyt, brigade major and inspector in the Militia of Massachusetts, which may have been intended to have been the second part of this: "Practical instructions for military officers: : comprehending a concise system of military geometry, field fortification and tactics of riflemen and light infantry. : Also the scheme for forming a corps of a partisan, and carrying on the petite guerre, by Roger Stevenson, Esq. revised, corrected and enlarged. : To which is annexed, a new military dictionary; containing the French words, and other technical terms, now used in the art of war; with other matter connected with military operations. : Illustrated with plates."
Bookseller: Bartleby's Books [Chevy Chase, Maryland, U.S.A.]

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