Hartford, Conn. Oliver D. Cooke, 1821. Small Octavo. Item #025977
Second edition, revised and enlarged. xvi -264. 24 plates. The early American militias used the techniques based on the French techniques of warfare. Here is described their formations, marching, how to carry a sword and most importantly a rifle; how to load, shoot while kneeling, etc. Only copies of the first are recorded in OCLC at Yale and Columbia. A very good copy bound in full contemporary calf, flat spine lettered and decorated in gilt, some toning or occasional foxing or staining. previous owner's name dated 1825.