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Manuel complet de fortification. RÃ©digÃ© conformÃ©ment - Plessix, H. (Hippolyte Is - 1883. 
Paris, Berger Levrault 1883 - Royal octavo. Pp. xiii, 688. Plus 22 leaves of lithographic plates and maps, some of which are folding. Includes some chromolithograph maps and a particularly handsome folding coloured panorama "Type de fort a fossÃ©s secs". With 280 fine woodcut illustrations to the text. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's dark leaf green cloth, spine gilt; bit rubbed in places, spine slightly worn at extremities, old shelf tickets, old military institutional stamps to title, maps foxed due to paper quality. In good condition. ~ First edition. Jordan 2936. The print quality of the plates and maps surpasses that of later editions. Particularly the large chromolithograph plates are of much higher quality. The Encyclopaedia Britannica (11th edition, 1910) has described this book as "one of the more important works on the subject of fortification and siege war", and the book has been listed as such together with the works of the great fortification theoreticians DÃ¼rer, de Ville, Coehoorn, Vauban, Noizet, as well as Plessix's contemporaries Delambre, Ritter von Brunner, and Deguise.
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