12mo, pp. xxviii, , 191, , with a folding engraved map of Britain’s military districts as a frontispiece, and a folding diagram of the pike, spear and pistol at the rear (bound upside-down); plates slightly foxed, else a very good copy in contemporary sprinkled calf, rebacked; armorial bookplate.
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England’s Aegis; or, the military Energies of the Empire ...
First edition, scarce, by the gentleman reformer and former naval officer John Cartwright. ‘Ever the patriot, when Britain was facing possible French invasion he took up a passionate advocacy of the utility of the pike and the creation of an Anglo-Saxon-type militia in his … England’s aegis, or, The Military Energies of the Constitution’ (ODNB).
The third edition of 1806, its title altered as above, was expanded to two volumes.
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