[Cavalry - London and Westminster Light-Horse Volunteers]. The Light-Horse Drill. Describing the Several Evolutions, in a Progressive Series, From the First Rudiments, to the Manoeuvres of the Squadron [...].

London, March & Teape, [ca. 1800].

Small folio (250 x 320 mm). (2), VI, 37, (1) pp. With engraved frontispiece and 24 numbered engraved plates. Later half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped spine-title.


Second edition of this anonymously composed manual of horse drill intended for members of the British volunteer corps, discussing and illustrating the formation of squadrons as well as cavalry movements, including wheeling and counter-marching. The frontispiece, showing a mounted officer, was drawn by G. Garrard, an Associate of the Royal Academy, and engraved by Thomas Morris.

Interior slightly foxed throughout. Provenance: bookplate of the British Army officer and politician William "Billy" Charles de Meuron Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 7th Earl Fitzwilliam (1872-1943), to front pastedown. Latterly in the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research.

OCLC 1152772473.

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