Título: Report on the Art of War in Europe in 1854, ...
Editorial: George w. Bowman, Printer, Washington
Año de publicación: 1861
Condición del libro: Fair
Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket
Edición: 1st Edition
Pp.: xxiv (w/ index) + 277. Frontis, half-title pg. Illust. w/ b/w and some lithographed diagrams, prints, plans and maps (many folded-in). Sp. backstrip missing, paper cover over signatures present. Frt. bd. detached , but present. Rear bd. attached. F.e.p. loose. Text block tight. Interior leaves age-toned w/ scattered fx-ing. All folded diagrams and plans appear present, mostly unopened. An official report to the 35th Congress (1857-1859) under the authority of Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. The Delafield commission was sent to Europe to document the latest developments in military tactics, engineering and technology. The commissions assignment was achieved by the richly detailed reports and illustrations. There is a great deal of technical information on the use of fortifications and artillery during the Crimean War (1853-1856). The reports of the three commisioners, Major Delafield, Major Albert Mordecai and Captain George McClellan were issued separaely.This is the report covers advances in military engineering, logistics, ordinance, etc. The fine lithographic plates in this edition reach the level of art. A good reading copy. Extra postage due. N° de ref. de la librería 002911
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