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Title: Erste Gründe der Kriegs Baukunst in einem Zusammenhange entworfen.Frankfurt and Leipzig, Tobias Goebhardt, 1769. 4to. With an engraved illustration on title-page and 16 engraved folding plates. Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, gold-tooled spine.
Description: , . . Jähns, p. 2772; Jordan 3695 (6 copies); WorldCat (7 copies). Rare first edition of a work on military architecture by the German mathematician Laurenz Johann Daniel Suckow (1722-1801). It is divided into five sections, the first dealing with the "laws" and theory of fortification. The second and largest chapter relates how to design and draw different kinds of fortifications according to various well-known military writers, including Henrick Ruse, Christoph Heer and Menno van Coehoorn. The third deals with attacking and defending forts, the fourth with the necessary equipment for forts, and the fifth with the actual building of forts and all the necessary tools. Depicted in the engravings are schematic groundplans and profiles of different fortifications.Heavily foxed throughout, with some marginal water stains and occasional (ink) stains and spots. Plates with some minor foxing but otherwise good. Binding worn, sides chafed and spine damaged by a few wormholes. Overall a fair copy.

Keywords: *MILITARY HISTORY, Architecture, Fortification & Military Architecture, *ART & ARCHITECTURE, Military History

Price: EUR 850.00 = appr. US$ 923.82 Seller: A. Asher & Co. B.V.
- Book number: I4E9O2WKYN4F


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