September 22, 2011
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Very rare early 17th century military manual or portions thereof, bound with cross-stitch, being the portion containing from CORDON to FORMERS and from PIONEERS to QUARTER WHEELING OF A BODY OF MEN. Full of military terms used at the time, such as "Fire-Ball, is a Composition of Meal-Powder, Sulphur, Saltpetre, Pitch, & c. about the Bigness of a Hand Grenade coated with Flax, and primed with a slow Composition of a Fuze, to be thrown into the Enemies Works in the Night time, to discover where they are; or to fire Houses, Galleries, or other Blinds of the Besiegers; but they are then armed with Iron Pikes or Hooks, that they may not roll off, but stick where they are designed to have an Effect....Fire-Lock, or Fusil, is a Fire Arm carried by a Foot Soldier; the Barrel of it is about three Foot eight Inches long, the Stock about four Foot and eight Inches, and the Bore is fit to receive a Bullet of Lead of an ounce of Weight..." Much more. VG.
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17th Century Military Manual

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Minimum Bid: $50.00
Final prices include buyers premium.: $59.25
Auction closed on Thursday, September 22, 2011.
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