A Treatise on the Loop Formation for Rifle Volunteers.London: Chapman and Hall, 1860 Stock Code: 41461
First edition of a rather obscure tactical treatise based on the skirmishing techniques of the Parthians, written in the aftermath of the Orsini affair, when the French were expected on British shores at any moment and the Volunteer Force had sprung up in response. Uncommon: three copies only on Library Hub (BL, NLS, and Oxford), no copies on WorldCat.
Octavo. Original printed glazed paper boards.
Pencilled ownership inscription of Hastings Russell, 9th Duke of Bedford. Light browning, boards a little rubbed, spine chipped with about 30mm of loss at the head, remains attractive.
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