George Banta, Menasha – Wisconsin, 2nd revised ed., first impression, May 1917. 666 pp., numerous sketches + photo-ills. + 3 folding maps in rear pocket. Original blue cloth covers, re-backed with original spine re-laid ; gilt ; 19 x 13cm. 3 previous owner’s stamps, all the same, & pencil to original e.p.’s + the same surname on upper and lower edges o/w V.G. This American First World War training manual "contains all the essentials pertaining to the training and instruction of Company officers, non-commissioned officers and privates…" This copy is a first impression of the second revised edition, published in May 1917. It opens with a Prelude on The Object and Advantage of Military Training then divides itself into the following nine parts : Drills, Exercises, Ceremonies, and Inspections ; Company Command ; Miscellaneous Subjects Pertaining to Company Training and Instruction ; Rifle Training and Instruction ; Health and Kindred Subjects ; Military Courtesy and Kindred Subjects ; Guard Duty ; Military Organization ; Map Reading and Sketching. The manual contains numerous diagrams and photographs plus three folding maps in the rear pocket.