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Treatise Containing the Elementary Part of Fortification, Regular and Irregular, with Remarks on the Constructions of the Most Celebrated Authors, particularly of Marshal de Vauban and Baron Coehorn, in which the Perfection and Imperfection of their several Works are Considered. For the Use of the Royal Academy of Artillery at Woolwich
F. Wingrave, London, 1807. Sixth Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good/No Jacket. Sixth edition. Rear joint weak, top inch of title page clipped, scattered light foxing. 1807 Full-Leather. xvi, 240 pp. 33 fold-out plates. Full leather, gilt titles & rules. A treatise by a professor of artillery and fortification, detailing geometric principles involved in construction, and critically examining the work of two famous military engineers, M. Vauban and M. Coehorn. Different types of construction and selection of strategic location are treated, and numerous methods discussed, all well-illustrated by the included plates. Appended to the text is a glossary of terms used, which includes terms used in the construction of fortifications, as well as ones relating to sieges and battle. Avery Memorial Library Catalog.
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