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HINDE (Captain [Robert]). The Discipline of the Light-Horse. By Captain Hinde, of the Royal Regiment of Foresters, (Light-Dragoons.) Illustrated with Copper Plates.1778

Printed for W. Owen, First edition, v,[7],562,[2]pp., with a final errata leaf, copper engraved frontispiece (slightly offset) of "Light Troop", 1 engraved plate "Light Dragoon" faces page 149, 3 folding letterpress tables, and a few text engravings: bugle horn, saddle, double baggage-straps / cloak & baggage ensemble, occasional spotting, cont. calf, rubbed, lower hinge broken but still holding firm, red morocco title label to spine. Scarce classic of British cavalry, published less than two decades after the formation of the first Light Dragoons (the 15th). Captain Robert Hinde's retired in 1763 after a distinguished career in the British Army, his obsession with the tactics of war lead to this authoritative work on the the use of light cavalry, which was very influential in the British Army. Huth, p.48.

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