Title: The Elements of the Science of War; ...
Publisher: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Co., London
Publication Date: 1811
Book Condition: Poor
Dust Jacket Condition: No Dust Jacket
Edition: First Edition.
Hinges broken, with text block completely detached from boards. Cloth boards very rubbed and stained with some loss to cloth at extremities. Dampstains to front endpaper. 1" corner missing from half-title page. Some dampstains to margins of preliminary leaves, not affecting printed area.; Volume Two only of three volumes. Uncommon. Volume Two covers: Tactics, Military Topography, Strategy, and Politics of War. , xl, 636 pages + errata leaf at rear. No plates present or called for in Volume Two (although the full three volume set included 75 plates.) Contemporary purple blind-stamped cloth boads. Disbound. Page dimensions: 221 x 141mm. Selected contents: Manual and Platoon Exercises; The Loading and Firing, or the Platoon Exercise; On the Manual Exercise for Cavalry; Theoretical Tactics and Logisitcs of Infantry; On Wheeling; Advancing of a Battalion or a Line of Infantry; On Counter-Marching; Change of Position in Columns; On Changing of Columns and Wings, and on the Formation and breaking off of Squares; On Light Infantry Service; Formation of a Squadron; Changing of the Front; Scientific Exercises for the Artillery; Practical Tactics of Cavalry; On the Charge; On the Retreat; On the practical Tactics of Pontoniers; On the Conduct of Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery in passing a River, or in order to prevent the Enemy from passing one; On the Land in general; On Mountains; On Woods; On the Nature of the Ground and Soil; On Habitations; On the drawing of Military Plans; On Military Surveys with the Aid of Telescopes and Mathematical Instruments; On the Plan of Operations in an offensive War; On the placing and filling Magazines; On Fortresses; On Camps and Positions in general; Attack and Defence of Intrenchments; On the Attack of single Posts; On the Blockade of a Fortress; General Influence of the War, in respect to the Economy of an Empire. [Provenance: Hardwicke Knight, but without any of Knight's owner's marks.] [Seller Ref: KnightCol] ; 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 15392
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