Rules for Military Mining, according to the practice of the Royal Engineer Establishment at Chatham. Reprinted by order of Colonel H. Sandham, R.E., Director. Chatham: Printed by George H. Windeyer… [n.d., c. 1853]. [Bound with:]  Exercise of the Cylindrical Pontoon, according to the practice of the Royal Engineer Establishment, Chatham. Reprinted by order of Colonel H. Sandham, R.E., Director, 1858. Chatham: Printed by A. Etherington… [And:]  Questions and Answers of Sapping, according to the practice of the Royal Engineer Establishment at Chatham. 1859. Chatham: Royal Engineer Establishment, Brompton Barracks. [And:]  PASLEY, Lt.-Gen. Sir Charles. A simple practical Treatise on Field Fortification, for the use of the regimental schools of the Royal Engineer Establishment. Reprinted 1860. Colonel H. Sandham,…Director. Chatham: Royal Engineer Establishment… [And:]  JONES, Sgt.-Maj. John. The Iron-Band Gabion and its applicability to various military field purposes. Chatham: Printed by A.T. Fordham… 1860. [And:]  BURGOYNE, Sir John Fox. Memoranda on the Defence of Posts. [Chatham(?):] 1857. [And:]  The Method of Forming a Bridge of Casks, according to the practice of the Royal Engineer Establishment, Chatham.
Chatham: Printed by A. Etherington…1853
7 works in 1 volume, 8vo and small 8vo, paper slightly browned, some minor soiling and finger-marks, two tears without loss in the title of . Modern half calf antique.
1. 8vo, pp. iv, (iii), 99. Text illustrations. No copy in COPAC, which shows one copy of each of two other editions. 2. 8vo, 27 pages, 4 plates. Not in COPAC (1 copy of the 1852 printing). 3. 8vo, 24 pages, and 10 lithographed plates on 5 sheets. Not in COPAC. 4. 8vo, 25 pages, errata slip. Not in COPAC (5 copies of the 1823 edition). 5. 8vo, 12 pages, and 5 lithographed plates. 1 copy in COPAC (also 2 copies of the 1862 edition). 6. Small 8vo, 1 leaf + 6 pages. 1 copy in COPAC (also 3 copies of the 1862 edition). 7. Small 8vo, 3 leaves, pp. (5)–35, 5 stilted plates. Not in COPAC. A collection of extremely rare booklets printed in Chatham for the exclusive use of the Royal Engineers. In addition to the seven listed above is a 2-page work, 16mo, pasted to the inside of a card cover entitled “New Pontoon Exercise (Lieut.-Colonel Blanchard’s)”. Probably printed in very small numbers, and intended for use in the field, it is hardly surprising that few examples of these highly individual and detailed manuals have survived. In 1855, during the period of the publication of these works, the Royal Engineers and the Royal Sappers and Miners were united into one corps.
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