RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE FIELD EXERCISE AND MANOEUVRES OF INFANTRY. Compiled and adapted to the organization of the Army of the United States, agreeably to a resolve of Congress, dated December, 1814. Published by order of the War Department.

New York: Printed and published by T. & W. Mercein, 1815. Second edition, corrected (first published the same year). 8vo. 360 pp. Not in American Imprints. Inscribed on the front endpaper "Presented to / His Excellency / (Major) / William McKinley / President of the United States of America / and / Commander in Chief / of the / Army and Navy of the U.S.A. / by / His friend / and / Constituent / Edwd. J. Virtue / Author of / Republicans in life of the Nation / &c &c / Washington. D.C. Oct. 9th 1897." OCLC locates but five copies of this "second, corrected" edition (New York Historical Society, Allen County, Johns Hopkins, Library Co. of Philadelphia, U.S. Army War College) and gives no indications that plates or an atlas were issued with it. Old tideline affecting outer margin of first few leaves; otherwise very good. Contemporary sheep (rubbed and scuffed, head of spine frayed, corners bumped, text with light uniform browning), leather spine label. (11232). Item #65392

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