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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

King's German Legion.
THREE MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES OF LIGHT INFANTRY EXERCISES, 
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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

King's German Legion.
THREE MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES OF LIGHT INFANTRY EXERCISES, 
Estimate
2,5003,000
LOT SOLD. 2,500 GBP
JUMP TO LOT

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King's German Legion.
THREE MANUSCRIPT VOLUMES OF LIGHT INFANTRY EXERCISES, 

in German, giving regulations for troop formations, comprising: 1) "Exercice der 1sten Leichten  Infanterie, Battaillons Kings German Legion"  [..."1ste Abtheilung . Von der Exercise einzelner Leute und Trupps"],  2 volumes in one, first title inscribed on cover, 7 pages of bugle signals in music notation, five staves per page, with diagrams of troop formations on parade grounds etc, index  of chapters to each part, deletions and alterations, 69 and 169 pages, late eighteenth century, spine and joints slightly defective; 2) "Exercice für leichte Infanterie", including "Linien-Excercice" and "Büchsen-Exercice", including calls and instructions for the parade ground and weapon training and handling,  230 pages (210-216 blank), early nineteenth century,  3) "Exercitia für Leichte Infantry", possibly the continuation of item (2) above, manuscript diagram, comprising a later version of item (1), 149 pages, blind-stamped borders

3 volumes in all, all oblong 8vo, contemporary calf, metal clasps 


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