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Mahan, Dennis Hart
AN ELEMENTARY COURSE OF CIVIL ENGINEERING, FOR THE USE OF CADETS OF THE UNITED STATES' MILITARY ACADEMY
New York: John Wiley, 1860. 8,401pp., plus [5]pp. of ads, including in- text illustrations. Publishers' blindstamped pebbled cloth, spine gilt. Some wear to extremities. Contemporary ink inscription and ink stamp on front free endpaper (see below). Occasional pencil annotations and corrections throughout. Small gouge to lower margin of pp.67-8 (no text affected), light tanning and foxing throughout. Very good. Maj. Philip J. Kearny's copy of Mahan's influential text on civil engineering, inscribed by Kearny on the front free endpaper: "Philip J. Kearny, New Orleans 1860."According to his obituary in the PATERSON GUARDIAN (August 12, 1863), Kearny (1841-63) was the cousin and namesake of Union General Philip Kearny, and had been on "engineering service in Mexico when the rebellion broke out." He returned to the U.S. and was commissioned captain of Company A, 11th New Jersey Infantry on May 27, 1862. He was promoted to major in May, 1863, and was severely wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg on July 2, 1863, as were a number of other soldiers from the New Jersey 11th. Kearny was transported to St. Luke's Hospital in New York, where he subsequently died of his wounds on August 9, 1863. George H. Kearny was Philip's brother and sole heir; his stamp appears below Philip's inscription. The "sixth edition, with large addenda and many new cuts" of Mahan's influential treatise on civil engineering. Dennis Hart Mahan (1802-71), noted military theorist and father of naval strategist Alfred Thayer Mahan, was a professor at West Point for more than forty-five years. During Mahan's t … [Klicken Sie unten für eine ausführliche Beschreibung]
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