Digest of U.S. Military Laws Published During the War of 1812 [United States]. Military Laws and Rules and Regulations for the Armies of the United States. Washington [DC]: Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, May 1st, 1813. [ii], xix, , 247; 249-271 pp. Quarto (5-3/4" x 3-1/2"). Contemporary tree calf with gilt fillets and lettering piece to spine. Light rubbing and a few small scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing and light wear to extremities, corners bumped, front hinge cracked, faint dampstaining to endleaves. Light toning to interior, occasional light foxing, faint fold lines to a few upper corners, signature "a" (pp. 1-8) loosening slightly but secure, ownership signature (of "A. Benjamin") to head of p. i, note dated 23 Oct. 1813 to head of p. 249 affected by trimming. $650. * First edition. This digest of U.S. military laws published during the War of 1812 has two sections. The first contains the Articles of War, the second is a compilation of military laws (and laws relating to the military). Our copy was owned by a member of the 37th Regiment, Infantry consisting of men from Connecticut. No one with the last name Benjamin appears in the list of discharge certificates provided by the National Archives, suggesting that the owner may have been killed in action. Acts and miscellaneous regulations up to August 2, 1813 are appended to our copy with continuous pagination. This addition appears in some copies of the first edition but is lacking in others. See Cohen, Bibliography of Early American Law 8981.
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