From Alain Manesson Mallet's treatise on the art of war [1671-72], second edition, Paris, 1684-85; *frontispiece*; *cannons being loaded*; *cannons aimed at ships*; *rifle firing*; *a battle scene*; *Turkish janissaries*
Source: ebay, Apr. 2007
Mallet's text also analyzed the arts of fortification, as in this plan of the fort of Almada, Spain, from an edition of 1696 (with later hand coloring)
Source: ebay, June 2007
From "Manoeuvers, or Practical Observations on the Art of War," by William Young, c.1766
(downloaded Dec. 2004)
"YOUNG, William (ca 1725-1788). [General title:] Manoeuvers, or Practical Observations on the Art of War. London: J. Millan, [1766-1771]. 7 parts in one volume, 12o (157 x 100 mm). 74 engraved plates on 60 leaves, see below (some occasional foxing.) Modern red morocco. Provenance: manuscript index on front flyleaf.
A very fine collection of 18th-century pamphlets on the art of war,
joined under the general title of Young's Manoeuvres, or Practical Observations
on the Art of War, followed by preliminary preface, table and leaf of ads.
The sections comprise: The Manual Exercise, with Explanations, as Ordered
by His Majesty. London: J. Millan, 1770. 32 pages. -- An Essay on the Command
of Small Detachments. London: J. Millan, 1766. 32 pages, including ads.
8 hand-colored engraved plates. -- A New System of Fortification, Constructed
with Standing Timber, &c. or the Sentiments of a West-India Savage
on the Art of War. London: J. Millan, 1770. 18 pages. 1 engraved folding
plate. -- General Wolfe's Instructions to Young Officers: Also his Orders
for a Battalion and an Army. London: J. Millan, 1768. 106 pages. 11 engraved
plates on 9 leaves. See Lande 903 (second edition). Staton & Tremaine/TPL
305. -- Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry, upon Fixed Principles...
By a German Officer. London: J. Millan, 1766. 20 pages. 17 hand-colored
engraved plates, some folding. All plates are with contemporary ink annotations.
Staton & Tremaine/TPL 306. -- Manoeuvres for a Battalion of Infantry,
upon Fixed Principles... By a German Officer. London: J. Millan, 1767.
32 pages. 32 hand-colored folding engraved plates on 20 leaves. -- YOUNG,
William. The Practice of Manoeuvring a Battalion of Infantry. London: J.
Millan, 1771. 36 pages, including ads. 5 hand-colored folding engraved
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