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BRITISH MILITARY LIBRARY; or, Journal: comprehending a complete body of military knowledge.
London. J. Rider for R. Phillips 1799-1801. 2 volumes, all published, quarto 10 /34 x 8 3/4 inches, handsomely leather bound in period diced half russia. A bound periodical comprising numbers 1-30, with engraved frontispiece and 75 plates, battle-plans and maps on 72 sheets, of which 28 are hand coloured military costumes - fine colour and two are heightened with gilt or silver, and a further 6 partially hand-coloured plans. 16 folding plates are folding. Condition issues- leaves E2-4 with very small marginal holes affecting one page number, a few leaves creased at gutter at end of volume I, title to volume II loose and creased, a few other leaves at beginning of volume II lightly creased, small marginal chips to folding plate opposite II, p.562 with small loss to image, folding maps of Sligo and of Salzburg with marginal creasing, a few plates cropped close just into engraved image. Royal provenance: Duke of Gloucester and a bookplate of Lieutenant-General Dunne. COLLATION problematic as usual- the list of plates shows this set as complete but for one plan. However the collation in the bibliography Tooley shows a different story- there it lacks all the sheets of music, 2 plans and a uniform plate. Why the two lists differ is unknown. Rare periodical, with fine hand-coloured plates of uniforms, designed for keeping readers informed of the latest in military advances and knowledge. Established when Europe was in the midst of the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars. The title acknowledges that the contents include selections from -foreign military publications, and give … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Charles Russell, ABA, ILAB, est 1978 [cirencester, United Kingdom]
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