1826 Memorial de l'Officier du Genie, ou, Recueil de Memoires, Experiences, Observations et Procedes Generaux Propres a Perfectionner la Fortification et les Constructions Militaries
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Folding Plates, Illustrated, Leather Binding, Scarce
A scarce work.
In the original French.
Illustrated with four folding plates.
Number 8 of the 'Memorial de l'Officier du Genie'.
This title was published across two series in twenty-eight numbers from 1803 to 1892.
A detailed study of French military engineering, both offensive and defensive. With sections looking at the joining of high fortification claddings, the use of bituminous mastics, and use of chlorines of lime and soda for disinfection.
With contributions by Chayrou, Moreau, and Marcelot.
In a half morocco binding with marbled paper to the boards. Externally, with some rubbing to the leather and boards, resulting in a little loss of leather to the extremities and spine. Head of the spine is cracked and lifting. Minor bumping to the extremities. Light spots to the leather. Front hinge is starting but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are lightly age toned and generally clean with occasional spots. Small damp stain to the head of the textblock. Stamp to the title page.
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