Gay de Vernon.
Title Traite Elementaire d'Art Militaire et de Fortification, a l'Usage des Eleves de l'Ecole Polytechnique, et des Eleves des Ecoles Militaires. Tome Premier.
Book Condition Fair
Publisher Paris: Allais, 1805. 1805
Seller ID 70-186
Volume one of 2. 509p. + 20 folding plates of fortification & battles. Most have facing legend/descriptive text on separate page. English translation of this text was used as standard work at West Point in the decades before the Civil War. Oversize. Original calf leather. Ex.lib. Spine heavily rubbed/chipped. Missing half its original decorations Boards are edge worn. Hinges intact. Bookplate of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Illinois and waxed pencil accession numerals on front pastedown, Label on Spine. Top corners of text water browned to about page 145. Plates all clean. One folded badly. Fair copy