first edition Contemporary full sheep binding (flat back) with black leather spine label
1836 · Philadelphia
by Cooper, Brevet Captain S[amuel 1798 - 1876]
Philadelphia: Robert P. Desilver, Publisher, 1836. 1st edition (American Imprints 36933). Contemporary full sheep binding (flat back) with black leather spine label. VG (some wear & rubbing to leather [board showing a bit at the corners]/faint stain to upper half of text block in rear third).. 10, viii, 9 - 303 pp. Illustrated with diagrams, charts & musical scores. 12mo. Bound in 6s.
On the front paste-down is a tipped-in New York State General Order of 1839 noting the purchase of a number of copies of Cooper's work, and their subsequent distribution '... among the field officers and commandants of companies ... of the New - York militia." (Inventory #: 14813.1)