John Murray, Rep., Nov., 1914. Xiv + 224 pp., 87 figs., including photo-plates + 1 fldg., & partly-cold., diagram. Cloth boards ; 13 x 10cm. Small, neat owner's name to top of front cover + half t-p. ; cloth a little frayed at edges o/w V.G. Based on Official Manuals and written by an Engineer Officer attached to the Imperial General Staff in 1914, this book discusses the field work of the spade in its true relation to tactics. Chapters cover Hasty Fire-Cover ; Entrenchment in the Presence of the Enemy ; Deliberate Entrenchment ; Shelters and Cover Trenches ; Concealment ; Communications ; Obstruction. Accompanied by 7 appendices and 87 figures which include photograph-plates and a partly-coloured, folding diagram, this is a valuable, early First World War item from 1914. VERY SCARCE.