Official Copy, HMSO, 5th ed., (c.1890’s). X + 130 pp., 1 fldg., table + 56 plates, some in red, (print error – numbers run to 57 but plate 28 is not listed). Original cloth ; gilt ; 22 x 14cm. Inner binding cracked with some leaves loosening lower down but joints & hinges intact ; foot of spine chipped ; occasional annotation o/w GOOD. This book, first published in 1892, embodies a portion of the course of instruction in military engineering at the School of Engineering at Chatham. The first of six parts, complete in itself, looks at field defences. Chapters cover : General Principles of Fortification ; Arms and Projectiles ; Tools carried in the Field ; Use of Field Level and Field Geometry ; Materials ; Revetments ; Field Intrenchments ; Preparation of the Foreground ; Artificial Cover for Infantry ; Artificial Cover for Artillery ; Improving Existing Cover ; Obstacles ; Redoubts ; Construction of Redoubts ; Details of Field Redoubts ; Types of Field Redoubts ; Blockhouses ; Defence of Buildings ; Defence of Village and Woods ; Communication in Connection with Defence Positions. Plus, a useful Index.