This is the Bavarian Army’s 1900 Militär=Handbuch. It is an amazing book that covers all aspects of the Bavarian Army for the year 1900. It goes far beyond just listing the various units from the ArmeeKorps, Division, Brigade, Regiment, and other levels. It lists historical aspects of the Bavarian royalty. It has a listing of the better-known Bavarian decorations. In the case of the Military Max Josef Order, it displays the various classes of this very important decoration, as well as a listing of its recipients, and award dates through 1900. The volume measures 8 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ x 1/4,” and weighs 1 pound and 10 ounces.
I guess the easiest way to describe this volume is to say that it is a Rangliste on steroids! That is, it contains much more detail and information than the ordinary rank list. It is a very difficult-to-find volume. If you have an interest in the Bavarian Army, the book is a must. Many of its senior officers served in the 1870-1871 Franco-Prussian War, while many of the junior and mid-level officers went on to serve in WW I fourteen years later. [SALES ON ALL RANGLISTEN ARE FINAL. We do NOT send them out on approval, or for someone to do research and then return them. Please keep this in mind when ordering any rangliste].