1st ed., 1899. Vii + 256 pp., frontis. + 25 photo-plates & cold., plates, + 7 ills., in the text, + 33 diagrams. Re-cased with new e.p's., retaining original beige hessian covers ; blue ill., to front cover ; blue title ; 25 x 18cm. Light marks to covers as expected with the shadow of perhaps a sometime stamp to the spine ; tear to 1 margin o/w V.G. The introductions states that "This work is written by an exceedingly competent officer of the English Army, whose position has given him a large acquaintance with the views of foreign soldiers and the condition of foreign armies. It was originally written because he wished that the English Army should be better known abroad than it has hitherto been." Published in 1899, this volume contains a wealth of information on the British Army at the time of the Boer War and covers such subjects as Recruitment of the Army; The Component Parts of the Regular Army; The Militia; The Yeomanry Cavalry; The Volunteers; Chief Commands of Staff and The War Office; Distribution and Strengths of the Army in Peace; Mobilisation and Organisation of the Army in War; Arms of the Troops; Tactical Notes; Training of the Troops; Appointment and Promotion of Officers, Warrant Officers, and Non-commissioned Officers; Duties of Officers and Non-commissioned Officers with the troops and in Garrison; Disciplinary Power – Military Penal Law and Jurisdiction; Military Education and Training; Pay, Allowances and Pensions; Dietary and Rations; Technical Institutions for Artillery, Rifle- and Ammunition Factories and Army Clothing; Barracks and Life in Barracks; Medical Service; Horses and Remounts. The volume is profusely illustrated with photograph plates, attractively coloured illustrations of uniforms etc., illustrations and diagrams. RARE.