The Rasp.

Kansas City: The Cavalry School, U.S. Army, 1914. 477pp, illus, folding charts, 36pp of advts. Original boards. Water damage throughout including bleeding of color from the covers onto the first and last two pages (but no further) and pages cockled (that is, wavy and puckered). Withal, there is no adhesion to the pages, and no loss of print or images, thus a fully usable volume. This is the annual of the U.S. Army's Mounted Service School located at Ft. Riley, Kansas. There were two preceding editions, and the editor here states that there is little on the school itself, but rather, "It has been our idea to make the book a potent influence for the revival of interest in the American Horse. We are convinced that The Mounted Service School should and can be the center of such influence." Toward that end, this volume consists largely of articles on the care, feeding and training of horses. There are many photos of horses, with and without riders. There are a few pieces specific to the Army horse and on the Mounted Service School itself, but the only one that seems to deal with the cavalry in any combat role at all is an article by Lieut. G.S. Patton on "Mounted Swordsmanship." Item #20243

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