Lot 632: Dartmoor Army Manoeuvres. Reminiscences of the Autumn Manoeuvres 1873 (Dartmoor), manuscript title and 20 leaves with pen and ink drawing to rectos only, some full page and some vignettes, a few initialled W.C.H. and dated 73, showing departure for Dartmoor on the train, camp scenes and army manoeuvres, one drawing with some additional monochrome watercolour and one further leaf with pencil sketch, remaining leaves blank, some leaves excised from rear and now missing, plus 3 pen and ink sketches loosely inserted (2 related), contemporary cloth, rubbed and soiled, 4to (28.5 x 23cm). A modern military presence on Dartmoor is usually dated back to August 1873, when national manoeuvres involving thousands of men and horses, were held in poor weather. Drawings similar to these, by the unidentified soldier/artist W.C.H., were published in journals such as The Graphic at the time. (1)
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