London; Nd(ca.1925): Hutchinson & Co., Ltd. Octavo. Item #027702
Half-title, portrait frontispiece, [xiii], 2nd half-title, -255 pages, illustrated (some folded ; including music) Sir John Moore's contribution to military training established at Shorncliffe for the 52nd was far ahead of its time. Fuller describes his dedication and how all ranks from the officer to the raw recruit learned self-reliance and good comradeship which allowed for the highest morale. There are plates on military foundations as well as the charts showing bugle sounds, and a comparison of drill books before and after the Peninsular War. There is a reason that in the National Portrait Galley, the paintings of Wellington and Sir John Moore are together. The appendices also note the various stages in the development of the British military system of training. A very important work and one that has become uncommon. Bound in a modern read morocco ], boards ruled in gilt, raised bands with compartments lettered and decorated in gilt, top edge gilt, inner gilt denteeles, marbled endpapers. A fine copy.