Vorschriften für den Unterricht in den Waffenübungen der Königlich-Baierischen Infanterie.
by (BAVARIAN ARMY).
Plate vol.: one folding engraved title-leaf, 47 folding engraved plates, & a second series of 47 engraved pages, printed on each side, of military music. Text vol.: One folding engraved plate. xxxi, 680 pp. Two vols. Thick 8vo, cont. green half-sheep maroquiné & marbled boards, flat spines gilt, red leather lettering pieces on spines. Munich: Lindauer, 1822. First edition and very rare. The official book of instruction and regulations providing details of military field exercises and maneuvers for the Bavarian infantry. These exercises were designed so that the infantry would respond predictably and effectively. The fine series of plates depict uniforms of all ranks, formations designed to deal with all eventualities and terrains, positions of the soldier with and without arms, marching and alignment, opening and closing rank, etc. Also provided are 47 engraved pages of marching music. Fine set from the Wittelsbach library of the dukes and kings of Bavaria. Ownership mark of Duke Maximilian Joseph of Bavaria (1808-88), dated 1825. WorldCat locates no copy in the U.S. . (Inventory #: HillBibl-4857)
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