1st ed., 1843 + 1871. (Iv) + 20 text + 22 pp., of plates + (i) + 13 + 3pp., 20 full-page ills. Re-backed in half calf with raised bands & gilt decorative tooling; with original marbled boards & original e.p.’s; 33 x 21cm. Boards rubbed as expected o/w V.G. Bearing some contemporary (1870’s-90’s) hand-written notes and a presentation label to the Royal United Service Institution signed by Lieut-Col. G. H. Elliott I. S. C. 1897. An unusual book containing twenty old copies of field days used by the Second Life Guards in the years 1837, 1838 and 1839. Instructions are given in both narrative and line diagrams, both of which correspond by numbers. Included at the end are instructions for outpost duty from 1871 that were circulated for trial at the Camp of Exercise. It encourages officers to make suggestions for their improvement and a number of hand-written comments have been inserted. Finally, three pages printed on blue paper offer instructions on Moving to Post. SCARCE.