A fine handwritten officer's account, richly illustrated, explicating the latest up-to-date methods of manufacture and use of cannons, shells, rockets, ammunition for the British Army in 1842. 8vo. 20.5 by 17 cm. 299 pp. 91 vignette illustrations, seven of which are in color. Subjects include Military Bridges, Military Law, Gunpowder, Artillery and Gunnery, the Casting of Ordnance, the Examination of Shot and Shells, the Carriage Department, The Construction of Iron Guns. Covered, besides what was mentioned above, laboratory work, saltpetre, bombs, and bullet molds. Half Morocco. Pebbled cloth on boards.