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Elemens de Fortification, de l'Attaque et de la Defense des Places, Dedies au Roi, a l'usage de l'Ecole Militaire de la Compagnie des Chevaux-Legers de la Garde ordinaire du Roi, des Pages de la Chambre de Sa Majeste, de ceux de la Reine, de ceux de Monsieur, de ceux de Mgr. Comte & Madame Comtesse d'Artois, & des Militaires en general. - Tome Premier et Second
A Toul: Joseph Carez, Paris, 1786. Second Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Second edition. Nicely rebacked. Boards lightly rubbed, corners worn through. Faint stain to corners of prelims in volume 1, ink name and brief note on endpapers of each volume. 1786 Half-Leather. xxx, 376; ix, [1], 316, [3] pp. 8vo. Complete in two volumes. Maroon leather spines, gilt titles & decorations, marbled boards & endpapers. Fold-out tables & diagrams with detailed information on artillery and cannons. Second edition, after the 1768 original, with revisions, corrections, and additional information. Treats both the attack and defense of fortified locations, using several concepts introduced by MM. de Vauban and de Coehorn, and also separately treating the systems of these, along with those of d'Errard de Bar-le-Duc, Ingenieur de Henri IV; Marolois; Chevalier de Ville; de Pagan; de Mallet; and M. Jean-Antoine d'Herbort. Irregular and field fortifications are also treated. This study is particularly useful for the extensive definitions provided for the various components of fortifications, and for its breadth of comparison in styles.
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