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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

La Vallière, François la Baume le Blanc, (Chevalier de).

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FROM THE ROYAL MILITARY LIBRARY OF KING ERNEST AUGUSTUS OF HANOVER

La Vallière, François la Baume le Blanc, (Chevalier de).

PRATIQUE E MAXIMES DE LA GUERRE, SUPPLEMENT
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,875 GBP
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La Vallière, François la Baume le Blanc, (Chevalier de).

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manuscript in French, the text interleaved with 27 illustrations in ink and pencil of manouevres and battle formations, forming  supplements (with cues and page numbers to the printed edition)  for chapters and sections titled "Du Campement", "De la marche de l'armée", "De l'ordre des Batailles et de la Facon de faire combattre les trouppes" (from Book 2), "De l'ordre de bataille, formant un Siège", "De l'ordre de Bataille pour forcer des lignes", "Ordre de bataille pour forcer un passage", "Ordre de combattre en retraitte", "L'ordre pour faire l'ouverture de la Tranchée", "Ordre pour faire les logements sur le chemin couvert", "Logements sur le Glacis par sappes", "Ordre pour attaquer la demie lune", "Ordre pour passer le fossé", and "Ordre pour travailler aux mines", 86 pages, folio, including 27 folding sheets of illustrations (up to 510 x 700mm), early eighteenth century, contemporary calf, spine in compartments, blind-stamped, apparently lacking an initial leaf


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Catalogue Note

This is a valuable illustrated supplement to La Vallière's military manual, which was published in several small 12mo editions, containing only a few plates or diagrams, in 1671, 1675, 1688 and 1693.

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