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Militärisches Handbuch für Infanterie- und Kavallerieoffiziere welches einen vollständigen Unterricht über das Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militärischer Situationen enthält. I. Die nöthigsten Kenntnisse aus der mathematischen Geographie in Verbindung mit der Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen der Entwürfe einzelner Theile militärischer Situationen; II. Die Lehre vom Aufnehmen und Zeichnen militärischer Situationen nebst einer Anleitung zur allgemeinen Terreinkenntniß. (Lehrbuch der gesammten Kriegswissenschaften für 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 contemporary handsome 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 fine condition. Excellent, 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 ?Encyclopädie 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.? -- Rüdiger Campe: The Game of Probability: Literature and Calculation from Pascal to Kleist (2012).
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