[Cruso, John]. Military Instructions for the Cavallrie: Or Rules and Directions for the Service of Horse [...].

Cambridge, Roger Daniel, 1644.

Folio (302 x 195mm). (10), 51, (1) pp. With additional engraved title-page, 6 folding engraved plates, and 5 engraved illustrations (2 double-page). 19th-century half calf over marbled boards, flat spine with red morocco lettering-piece.


Second edition of this early English work on cavalry. The engravings show formations, military armament and diagrams.

A few annotations in ink, some light browning, slight water damage to a few plates, rubbed. Ownership inscription of Thomas Hetherston on flyleaf, dated December 1666 with a price of 7s. Later 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.


ESTC R23795. Wing C7433. Cf. Cockle 124 (first edition).

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