FOSSÉ, CHARLES LOUIS FRANÇOIS. 1734-1812. Idées d'un militaire pour la disposition des troupes confiées aux jeunes officiers dans la défense et l'attaque des petits postes. Paris: Alexandre Jombert, 1783.

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Lot 137
FOSSÉ, CHARLES LOUIS FRANÇOIS. 1734-1812.
Idées d'un militaire pour la disposition des troupes confiées aux jeunes officiers dans la défense et l'attaque des petits postes. Paris: Alexandre Jombert, 1783.

US$ 1,500 - 2,500
£ 1,100 - 1,900
FOSSÉ, CHARLES LOUIS FRANÇOIS. 1734-1812.
Idées d'un militaire pour la disposition des troupes confiées aux jeunes officiers dans la défense et l'attaque des petits postes. Paris: Alexandre Jombert, 1783.
4to (315 x 232 mm). Half-title, dedication page with color printed vignette, 11 loose linen-backed plates printed in color. Later marbled paper boards, modern custom clamshell box with integrated portfolio for loose plates. Rubbed, staining to covers, minor foxing to text leaves, slight browning to plates.

FIRST EDITION. The 11 plates by Louis-Marin Bonnet, printed in the "crayon manner," were originally tipped onto letterpress explanations at the back of the volume. Fossé, an infantry officer and mathematician, discusses the construction of fortifications, methods of attacking entrenchments, and the drawing up of military maps and charts — all illustrated with Bonnet's plates, which represent a great technical achievement in color printing for the time. Brunet II:1354; Fürstenberg Das französische Buch im 18 Jahrhundert 121.
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