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1778 - THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LIGHT-HORSE. CAPT. ROBERT HINDE - CAVALRY MANUAL
1778. THE DISCIPLINE OF THE LIGHT-HORSE BY CAPTAIN ROBERT HINDE OF THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF FORESTERS, (LIGHT-DRAGOONS) ILLUSTRATED WITH COPPER PLATES =================== LONDON PRINTED FOR W. OWEN, IN FLEET STREET M,DCC, LXXVIII. --------------------------------- 1778 FIRST EDITION OFFERED HERE AN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY CAVALRY MANUAL.A SCARCE CLASSIC OF BRITISH CAVALRY, PUBLISHED LESS THAN TWO DECADES AFTER THE FORMATION OF THE FIRST LIGHT DRAGOONS (THE 15TH). CAPTAIN ROBERT HINDE RETIRED IN 1763 AFTER A DISTINGUISHED CAREER IN THE BRITISH ARMY, HIS OBSESSION WITH THE TACTICS OF WAR LEAD TO THIS AUTHORITATIVE WORK ON THE THE USE OF LIGHT CAVALRY, WHICH WAS VERY INFLUENTIAL IN THE BRITISH ARMY. HUTH, P.48. BOUND IN FULL DARK BROWN CALF WITH A RED LEATHER TITLE LABEL WITH GILT LETTERING. BLIND RULED SPINE BANDS. V[VI-XIV][1]2-562 PAGES. WITH AN ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PLATE ENTITLED : "LIGHT TROOP", WITH ONE FURTHER ENGRAVED PLATE "LIGHT DRAGOON" AT PAGE 150. WITH A FOLDOUT PLAN OF A LIGHT DRAGOON SIX TROOP REGIMENTAL ENCAMPMENT, AND NUMEROUS LETTERPRESS TABLES AND CHARTS ONE OF WHICH IS FOLDING. THERE ARE ALSO A FEW SMALLER ENGRAVINGS ON THE TEXT PAGES NAMELY : BUGLE HORN, SADDLE, DOUBLE BAGGAGE-STRAPS, CLOAK AND BAGGAGE ENSEMBLE. THE BOOK HAS BEEN RESPINED WITH NEW HEADBANDS AND TITLE LABEL, RETAINING THE ORIGINAL BOARDS, AND ENDPAPERS. A SYMPATHETIC RESTORATION, MAKING FOR A SOUND AND SOLID BINDING, AND A VERY USEABLE COPY. THE VOLUME BEARS THE ARMORIAL BOOKPLATE OF JAMES C. DEWAR OF VEGRY, ON THE FRONT PASTEDOWN, A BRIEF XMAS INSCRIPTION DATED 1913 ON THE FRONT FREE ENDPAPER, AN … [Click Below for Full Description]
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