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Title: Précis des dernières guerres des Russes contre les Turcs, avec des considérations militaires et politiques; traduit de l'Allemand ... par Eugène de la Côste.Paris, Firmin Didot, Anseling & Pochard, Ponthieu (facing the title-page: printed by Firmin Didot), 1825. 8vo. With 5 maps on 4 folding engraved plates and several diagrams in the text showing troop formations. Contemporary tan half calf.
Description: , . . Atabey 1265; cf. Blackmer 1709 note (1828 French ed.). First edition of the French translation of volume 3 (Der Türkenkrieg, 1824) of Die Lehre vom Krieg (1820-1824) by the Prussian general Georg Wilhelm Freiherr von Valentini (1775-1834). The plates, engraved by Berthe, include one showing the Russian occupation of Rutchuk and another showing Chumla and vicinity, both occupied in 1810. Valentini had participated in the war against the French from 1792 to 1794 and had served in Turkey. This part of his book describes the military capacities of the Ottoman Empire and suggests ways to defeat it. With occasional minor foxing, but otherwise in fine condition. The binding has a couple minor scuff marks and slight damage at the foot of the spine, but is otherwise also fine.

Keywords: Turkey & Ottoman Empire, Military History , Central & Eastern Europe, *MILITARY HISTORY, *MIDDLE EAST & ISLAMIC WORLD, *EUROPE

Price: EUR 650.00 = appr. US$ 706.45 Seller: A. Asher & Co. B.V.
- Book number: 23004


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