A pairing of manuals for small fire arms and the 1863 edition of The Hand-book of Artillery, For the Service of the United States, (Army and Militia.) with the Manual of Heavy Artillery, Including That of the New Iron Carriage. This fifth edition, written by Major Joseph Roberts, is bound in red cloth covered boards with gilded cannons to the front cover, blind-stamped cannons to the back and faded gilt lettering to the spine. A Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 Document 442, was published by the Government Printing Office in Washington, D.C. with a 1914 copyright date. The second volume is a Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 corrected till March 5, 1918, with changes to Nos. 1 to 20 (1918). Each of these manuals is bound in cloth covered boards with gilt or black lettering to the cover and spine. Both feature illustrations throughout the text with fold-out charts included.
|Title and Author/Editor:||The Hand-Book of Artillery, for the Service of the United States (Joseph Roberts), Small Arms Firing Manual 1913 (War Department)|
|Genre:||Hobbies, Sports, Military|
|Binding:||Cloth on board|
|Publisher:||D. Van Norstrand, Government Printing Office|
|Publication Year:||1863, 1918, 1914|
|Place of Publication:||New York, Washington, D. C.|
|Number of Books:||3|
- writing to front endpapers, shaken but tight binding; loose hinges; page discoloration and foxing; edge wear; bowing; bumped and cocked spines.
- measures The Hand-Book of Artillery.