L' Admiral; prince de Condé - Dictionnaire du tems, pour l'intelligence des nouvelles de la guerre. Marine..colonies de l Amerique - 1757

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L' Admiral; prince de Condé - Dictionnaire du tems, pour l'intelligence des nouvelles de la guerre. Marine..colonies de l Amerique - 1757
Colonial history, Illustrated, Militaria, Reference works, War history - Quantity: 1 - Book

Good copy of this very interesting dictionary dedicated to the Prince of Condé, of interest for the knowledge of the lexicon of 18th century terms on the topics of war, fortification, the navy, engineering and geography.

Quite complete with both engraved fold-out plates showing a fortification plan and a warship, with the terms for rigging.

Very rare book, that was, however, republished several times. Quérard IV, p. 385, gives the dates of 1748 and 1756.

This one, dated 1757 and marked “nouvelle edition, revue, corrigée, augmentée d'un détail sur les colonies françoises & angloises de l'Amérique avec un supplément contenant la description des Contrées où se fait la guerre présente.”

It is the most complete since the “fourth” from 1756 had 480 pages, while this book has 572.

In his foreword, the publisher notes: " When the 4th ed. was published last year, it was as if the theatre of war in America were closed. Canada, Louisiana, Virginia, New England, Carolina... were the battlefields between the French and the English;... It was a time of peace in Europe. But since then... "



Author: L'Admiral; Louis-Joseph de Bourbon Condé, prince de).; Jean-Baptiste-Claude Bauche
Title: Le petit dictionnaire du tems, pour l'intelligence des nouvelles de la guerre, contenant la description des contrées qui sont ordinairement le théâtre des guerres de la France, celle des villes & places fortes qui s'y trouvent, le détail de leur situation & fortifications, des siéges qu'elles ont soutenus, des actions qui s'y sont passées, &c. avec un Recueil alphabétique des termes de la guerre, du génie, de la marine & de la géographie
Publishing information: A Paris, chez Cl. J. Baptiste Bauche, 1757
Duodecimo vol., 17 x 11 cm with LIV-572 p.

Contemporary binding in marbled calf, spine with 5 raised bands adorned with a mosaic leather title label and decorated with gilded stamped flowers in the compartments, all edges red.

Nice copy, tight and decorative binding, a micro tear in the headcap, three blunt corners. Impeccable interior.

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Colonial history, Illustrated, Militaria, Reference works, War history
Author/ Illustrator
L' Admiral; prince de Condé
Book Title
Dictionnaire du tems, pour l'intelligence des nouvelles de la guerre. Marine..colonies de l Amerique
Condition
Very good
Publication year oldest item
1757
Edition
1st Edition
Language
French
Original language
Yes
Binding/ Material
Half leather
Number of pages
572
Dimensions
17×11 cm
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