COMPLETE SYSTEM OF BAYONET EXERCISE.

Burton Richard F

Published by London William Clowes and Sons 1853; (but, Vancouver, Pierway, 2002)
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First Edition, limited issue, one of 750 copies only of this exact facsimile of the notoriously rare first printing. Illustrated throughout with drawings of soldiers and cadets at exercise with the bayonet and rifle. 8vo, publisherís original red cloth, stamped in blind with elaborate arabesque patterns on both covers and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. 36; 4 pp. ads. A pristine, as mint copy, still in it's protective wrap. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE OF THIS SUPERB FACSIMILE OF BURTONíS MOST RARE WORK. Probably, this is the only opportunity any of us will have to own a copy of this title from the Burton oeuvre. In his great bibliography of Burtonís works, Penzer said of the book: "This is probably the rarest of all Burtonís books, and forms one of the most important works on the bayonet ever published, and to it can be traced the change in the systems of bayonet drill adopted in most European countries. I believe I am correct in saying that until about ten years ago it was impossible to find any work on the subject which was not based on Burtonís work. Large numbers of it were purchased by foreign army authorities (particularly German). There are copies in the Kensington Library, the War Office Library, and at the British Museum. The two latter copies are in the original binding and in good state.". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: COMPLETE SYSTEM OF BAYONET EXERCISE.
Publisher: London William Clowes and Sons 1853; (but, Vancouver, Pierway, 2002)

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Burton,Richard F.
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Book Description Pierway, Canada, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 2nd Edition. Facsimile of 1853 book.Edition of 750,morocco textured red cloth gilt,acid-free vellum paper. Bookseller Inventory # 3412

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BURTON, Richard F.
Published by William Clowes & Sons, 1853 (Authentic Facsimile Print, Pierway Publishing 2002) (2002)
ISBN 10: 1894654048 ISBN 13: 9781894654043
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Book Description William Clowes & Sons, 1853 (Authentic Facsimile Print, Pierway Publishing 2002), 2002. Authentic Facsimile Limited Edition of 750 copies produced by Pierway Publishing. This production mirrors the original in exacting detail. The book is almost completely hand made. It is printed on acid-free, vellum paper with maroon dutch comb endpapers, smyth-sewn in the traditional way and bound in morocco textured red gilt cloth. Book is in FINE Condition. This book is Richard F. Burton's rarest book and there are only 6 copies in Libraries worldwide. One copy showed up on Portobello Road in London a few years ago and another one in New England and both disappeared quickly in private collections. Elusive and rare, Burton supposedly was paid very little by the war office to acknowledge his authorship. The book never caught on in England but the Prussian Army bought most of the copies to train their troops as it was considered the best work on the use of the Bayonet at the time. It is rumored that a fire in the Prussian barracks destroyed most copies which would account for the book's rarity today. Bookseller Inventory # 019450

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Book Description PIERWAY INC. VANCOUVER CANADA. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. B000Q62T0C LIMITED 750 copies, numbered, an exact facsimile. Fine copy. Bookseller Inventory # 50-99LD-FMGL

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Published by London William Clowes and Sons 1853; (but, Vancouver, Pierway, 2002) (2002)
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Book Description London William Clowes and Sons 1853; (but, Vancouver, Pierway, 2002), 2002. First Edition, limited issue, one of 750 copies only of this exact facsimile of the notoriously rare first printing. Illustrated throughout with drawings of soldiers and cadets at exercise with the bayonet and rifle. 8vo, publisherís original red cloth, stamped in blind with elaborate arabesque patterns on both covers and lettered in gilt on the upper cover. 36; 4 pp. ads. A pristine, as mint copy. FIRST EDITION, LIMITED ISSUE OF THIS SUPERB FACSIMILE OF BURTONíS MOST RARE WORK. Probably, this is the only opportunity any of us will have to own a copy of this title from the Burton oeuvre. In his great bibliography of Burtonís works, Penzer said of the book: "This is probably the rarest of all Burtonís books, and forms one of the most important works on the bayonet ever published, and to it can be traced the change in the systems of bayonet drill adopted in most European countries. I believe I am correct in saying that until about ten years ago it was impossible to find any work on the subject which was not based on Burtonís work. Large numbers of it were purchased by foreign army authorities (particularly German). There are copies in the Kensington Library, the War Office Library, and at the British Museum. The two latter copies are in the original binding and in good state.". Bookseller Inventory # 28086

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