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Meinert, Friedrich."
Militarisches Handbuch fur Infanterie- und Kavallerieoffiziere welches einen vollstandigen Unterricht uber das Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militarischer Situationen enthalt. I. Die nuthigsten Kenntnisse aus der mathematischen Geographie in Verbindung mit der Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen der Entwurfe einzelner Theile militarischer Situationen; Ii. Die Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militarischer Situationen nebst einer Anleitung zur allgemeinen Terreinkenntniss. (Lehrbuch der gesammten Kriegswissenschaften fur Offiziere bei der Infanterie und Kavallerie. Theil 1, Die Vorbereitungswissenschaften. Abth. 3), I-Ii. [Two Volumes]."
Halle, Hemmerde & Schwetschke, 1798-1800. Two volumes. Royal octavo. Pp. xviii, 492, (10) tables, plus 5 folding copper engraved plates bound at end; xxii, 478, plus large folding engraved map, contemporary hand-coloured, and 5 folding copper engraved plates bound at end. Hardcover, bound in matching, not identical handsome contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spines richly decorated in gilt, contrasting gilt morocco labels, old military institution stamps to each title and first paste-down. In superb condition. Most attractive set, exceptionally well preserved. ¶ ~ First edition. Friedrich Meinert (1757-1828), was professor of philosophy at the University of Halle. In 1797 he began his military career as a Royal Prussian Lieutenant in the Second Engineers Brigade; taught fortifications and fortress war at the Military Engineering Academy in Potsdam. Compiled the 'Encyclopadie der Kriegswissenschaften und der Kriegskunst'. He was a prolific scientist who wrote on astronomy, geodesy, economics and architecture. He was the first to 'apply mathematics for the well-being of the state and its citizens, not so much to questions of distribution and political welfare as to economic law and theory, and above all to a multitude of technical questions that fall under the jurisdiction of the government: structural engineering in construction inspections; ballistics for artillery; mechanics and machinery in mills, transport, manufacturing, and mining.' - Rudiger Campe: 'The Game of Probability: Literature and Calculation from Pascal to Kleist' (2012)."
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