Captain H. P. Walsh (3rd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment)
JOHN MURRAY, London, 1917
A rare WW1 military compass navigation manual, first published by John Murray in 1915. This is the third printing of the first edition, dated August 1917. It is in the same style and format as the 'Imperial Army Series' of military handbooks that were published by John Murray between 1914 and 1918. This book is a concise guide to all aspects of taking accurate compass bearings, including the use of the magnetic compass and military protractor, with particular emphasis on the military application of these skills. The book is well illustrated with coloured diagrams, plus a rotating compass card fixed to the inside of the front cover, intended to demonstrate the variation of the compass. On Taking Bearings would have been the perfect companion for the service pattern or Verner's compass that was carried by almost all British officers during the First World War.
In good condition. The boards are in good condition, with some marks. The text and illustrations are in very good condition, with some marks to the endpapers. The rotating card compass dial attached to the inside of the cover is in full working order and good condition. The book is signed on the title page by a 2nd Lieutenant of the Gloucestershire Regiment.