- An atlas is a book of maps.
- A dictionary is a book of words and their meanings
- A gazetteer is a geographical dictionary used in conjunction with a map or atlas
- A grimoire is a textbook of magic
In a similar way, is there a single word that describes a book whose principal subject is military? For my purposes, the book could treat military history, or weapons of warfare, or any aspect of martial actions.
I have heard of Jane's Fighting Ships as a reference book on warships of the world, but I have not heard of people referring to a military book as a "Jane."
My copy of Roget's Thesaurus mentions battledore, but while the name suggests the military it's the wrong type of term: a battledore is an obsolete term for a child's book to learn the alphabet.