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Washington DC: u. S. Government Printing Office, 1992. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Wraps. Volume II ONLY. xv, , 308 pages. Glossary. Boxes. Figure. Volume II consists of an overview followed by essays supporting the basic doctrinal statements found in Volume I. A glossary and appendices are also included. The purpose of the essays is threefold. First, each essay explains the basic doctrinal statement(s) it supports to ensure clarity. Second, each essay expands upon the supported doctrinal statement to discuss related concepts, problems, examples, exceptions, and other matters that are important for full understanding. Third, essays provide evidence in support of the doctrinal statements in the form of extensive and often expansive documentation in their endnotes. The appendices and glossary are important features of this volume. The glossary provides definitions for the terms used in this manual.
Italy: United States Fifth Army, 1945. Presumed First Edition, First printing thus. Wraps. Format is approximately 4.75 inches by 6.5 inches. 56 pages and 8 pages for Notes. Cover illustration signed by Mauldin. Other iIllustrations are initialed B.M. and have been drawn by Bill Mauldin (The illustration facing page 18 does have a clear identification of Bill Maudlin as the artist. Last page of notes have some ink comments and the bottom half of the page is torn off. William Henry "Bill" Mauldin (October 29, 1921 – January 22, 2003) was an American editorial cartoonist who won two Pulitzer Prizes for his work. He was most famous for his World War II cartoons depicting American soldiers, as represented by the archetypal characters Willie and Joe, two weary and bedraggled infantry troopers who stoically endure the difficulties and dangers of duty in the field. His cartoons were popular with soldiers throughout Europe, and with civilians in the United States as well. Mauldin's cartoon work continued when he landed with the 45th division in the invasion of Sicily and later in the Italian campaign.
East Winthrop, Maine: Museum Research Associates, 1975. Bicentennial Edition, presumed first printing. Wraps. Format is approximately 4 inches by 6.25 inches. , 78 pages, plus covers. Cover has some soiling/staining. this was originally published in Boston in 1733. In the Foreword to the Bicentennial Edition it states: This book, believed to be the first militia manual printed in America, may well have been carried by Colonel George Washington of the Virginia Militia during his service in the French and Indian War, or used to train the Minutemen who stood at Lexington and Concord, and again at Bunker Hill, to oppose the armed might of the world's greatest military power. The concept of individual citizens' responsibility for public safety and order, as set forth here, was a fundamental principle among those who were to become the founding fathers of this Nation. And the words of command that live on in these pages are those that echoed two centuries ago, along with the reverberations of "he short heard 'round the world". To those who helped forge the proud heritage of America's militia, and to those who honor and preserve the traditions of the "Citizen Soldier" today, this book is respectfully dedicated.