Going back a few decades, and suffering from a lack of covers, binding threads turning to dust and a few other problems but still, who am I to complain when I have it in my greedy little palms is:
The Soldier's Guide:
being an essay offer'd to all of that profession. Authoris'd by many late
examples, especially in the late wars between France and Holland; containing
divers observations upon several remarkable accidents, which happened in those
London : printed for
Benj. Tooke, at the Ship in S. Paul's Church-yard, and Ja. Tonson at the
Judges-head in Chancery-lane near Fleet-street, 1686.
A bit of care will be required in handling, much less conserving, much less reproducing this fine little gem of instructions to the solder of the 17th century.