[Private Compilation]. n.d. [c.1878]. ORIGINAL HANDBOOK, printed material interleaved with MS notes. Octavo, pp.36, xcv. With approximately half the booklet consisting of blank unpaginated leaves. Printed material interleaved with MS notes in black and red ink, paginated by hand in Roman numerals. Some annotations to printed leaves. Folding poster 'Arrangement of Barrack Rooms' pinned to p.23 with four split-pins. In original red morocco-covered card covers with marbled edges and end-papers. No titles. Printed leaves lightly browned, some quite heavily annotated. pp.9/10 in poor condition. Some MS leaves cancelled, not affecting pagination. Binding weak in some places, but holding. Heavy outer wear, especially to spine; head and tail both pulled away. Fair overall. Containing Orders for Pay-Serjeants, Serjeants in Waiting, Corporals in Waiting, Married Men, Servants and Batmen, Drummers and Boys of Band, General Orders, Orders for the Sick, General Orders for Non-Commissioned Officers, Leave Conditions, and Instructions for Laying Out Kits at Inspection of Necessaries - probably from the mid 1870s. Additional commentary and updated orders from the later 1870s are added by hand on the blank leaves between each printed page, and also directly to the orders themselves. A rare and highly personalised survival. Item #47289
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