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FEUQUIÈRE, Antoine de Pas de.
Memoires de Mr. Le Marquis de Feuquiere, lieutnant-general des armées du roi: Contenans ses Maximes sur la guerre, & l'application des exemples aus maximes. Nouvelle edition, revue & corrigée sur l'original; augmentée de plusieurs additions considérables; avec une vie de l'auteur donnée par Mr. le Comte de Feuquière son frère; & enrichie de plans de batailles & de cartes. I-IV.
Amsterdam, François l'Honoré et fils et Zacharie Chatelain, 1741. 8:vo. (4),+ CLXI,+ (3),+ 172; (4),+ 300 pp.+ 2 folding engr. maps,+ folding engr. plate; (4),+ 287 pp.+ 7 folding engr. plates; (4),+ 300,+ (21) pp.+ 2 folding engr. plates. All titles printed in red and black. Some foxing and minor stains, recurring light dampstain in upper margin. Wax stain on last plate in part three. Contemporary half calf, spines worn, marbled boards, all edges sprinkled red and blue. Two volumes. From the library of L. F. Rääf at Forsnäs, and with its exlibris. Owner's signatures of [Leonh X] in both volumes. Later 8:vo edition, the same printer published a 4:o edition the same year. Important work as being one of the first really thorough French books on military tactics. First printed in 1731 it was a great success and was printed in several new editions throughout the 18th century and was translated into German, English and Dutch. Antoine de Pas de Feuquière, (1648-1711), French general-lieutnant, hugely successful during Ludwig XIV's war in the Netherlands in the 1670-80:s
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