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A SYSTEM OF TACTICS , Practical , Theoretical and Historical Translated from the French of M Joly De Maizeroy by Thomas Mante in Two volumes ( A HISTORY OF MILITARY TACTICS AND FAMOUS WARS AND BATTLES ) illustrated with FOLDING BATTLE PLANS
T Cadell in the Strand, London 1781 - Published in London in 1781, this is the Rare English First Edition of this translation of Maizeroy's "Cours de tactique théorique, pratique, et historique, qui applique les exemples aux préceptes, développe les maximes des plus habiles généraux, & rapporte les faits les plus intéressans & les plus utiles ; avec les descriptions de plusieurs batailles anciennes" in which he describes Military Battle Tactics through history illustrated with twenty three folding plates, depicting major historical battles, numbered 1-12 in the first volume and numbered 1-11 in the second volume. The works covers many historic battles and famous military empires including the Roman's, Their instruments of War, The orders of Battle, The Battle of Pharsalia, Arbela, Armies, Entrenched Camps, The Battle of Leuctra, Mantinea, Battle of Alexander with Porus, The War of Eumenes, The battle of Gabena, The Cavalry, The Battle of Marathon, Battles of Zaldrana, Aleppo, Alcazar, Hochstet, Modin, Sieges, The Corps De Reserve, Chevalier De Folard's Colum, Intrenchment, The Different kinds of Camps, Winter Quarters, The Retreat of Pounded Armies, the Order of Marching, Maxims and more, bound in contemporary full leather bindings, the bindings have some signs of wear, both boards are detached to volume one, upper board to volume to virtually detached, lower board held in place by binding cords, a few minor marks within with a few creases else contents in very good condition, bindings would benefit from some restoration else this is a nice example of the rare English First Edition [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Andrew Cox Rare Books PBFA]
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