The MILITARY COMPANION: Being a System of Company Discipline, Founded on the Regulations of Baron Steuben, Late Major-General and Inspector-General of the Army of the United States. Containing, the Manual Exercise, Facings, Steps, Turnings, Wheelings, Miscellaneous Evolutions, and Firings. Together with Duty of Officers and Privates. Ornamented with Handsome Copper-plates of Company Evolutions. Designed for the Use of the Militia. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin Steuben, Baron von, 1730 - 1794.
The MILITARY COMPANION: Being a System of Company Discipline, Founded on the Regulations of Baron Steuben, Late Major-General and Inspector-General of the Army of the United States. Containing, the Manual Exercise, Facings, Steps, Turnings, Wheelings, Miscellaneous Evolutions, and Firings. Together with Duty of Officers and Privates. Ornamented with Handsome Copper-plates of Company Evolutions. Designed for the Use of the Militia.

The MILITARY COMPANION: Being a System of Company Discipline, Founded on the Regulations of Baron Steuben, Late Major-General and Inspector-General of the Army of the United States. Containing, the Manual Exercise, Facings, Steps, Turnings, Wheelings, Miscellaneous Evolutions, and Firings. Together with Duty of Officers and Privates. Ornamented with Handsome Copper-plates of Company Evolutions. Designed for the Use of the Militia.

Newburyport: Published by Thomas & Whipple. Geo. Hough, Printer, Concord. 1810. Third Edition, Improved (American Imprints 20735; Sabin 91460 [for the 2nd (1808), 3rd & 4th (1815) editions]). 48 pp. At front, a 2-page copperplate engraving depicting divers formations [11 figures + Explanation], engraved by Hooker & Fairman. 12mo: A - D^6. 6-7/8" x 4-1/4". Original publisher's printed grey paper wrappers. Rear wrapper an advert for other Thomas & Whipple publications. Chip at base of spine. Period pos ["C.C.(?) Arnolds"] to top margin of front wrapper. Paper browning in first gathering. Still, a VG+ copy. Item #37035

A somewhat uncommon adaptation of Steuben's 1779 military manual that, no doubt, saw extensive use in the War of 1812.

While well represented in the institutional environment, we note, however, in the trade, we find only one copy of this 3rd edition at auction these past 30+ years, 2009.

Price: $750.00