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L. van der Muelen
Belegering en Verdediging der Vestingen bij de ouden en in den tegenwoordigen tijd.
Dutch manuscript, ca. 1810. An original, well-kept, very legible military manuscript on siege and fortification from antiquity to modern times8vo (20,7 x 16,2 cm). (2), 133 pp. Illustrated with 8 nice full-page drawings in washed ink. Contemporary half-sheepskin with marbled boards. Spine with gilt fillets and a gilt-lettered orange morocco label.Van der Muelen is known by two very rare publications on artillery and fortifications, both published in 1807 by Hendriksen from Rotterdam: "Handleiding in de artillerie, bestemd tot het geven van onderwijs, op het kadetteninstituut der marine van Zijne Majesteit den Koning van Holland" and "Iets over de veldverschansing en het aanleggen van batterijen, tot eene handleiding bestemd, bij het onderwijs op het kadetten-instituut der marine, van Z. Maj. den Koning van Holland".Worldcat quotes only 2 copies of the first publication and only 1 of the second publication. Lieutenant Van der Muelen was lecturer at the college for midshipmen ("Kadetten-instituut der Marine" or "Instituut der eleves voor de Marine") that had been instituted in 1803. Originally the training was on board of the frigate Euridice, in the harbour of Hellevoetsluis. But in 1805 the institute became located at the former pesthouse in the borough of Feijenoord at Rotterdam. And in 1809 it was transferred to the city of Enkhuizen at the Zuyderzee. In 1811 the Dutch Navy was incorporated into the French Navy and the institute ceased to be independent. The director of the Institute was Captain Keller and there were 6 lecturers (1 first lieutenant - Vander Muelen - and 5 … [Click Below for Full Description]
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