Military; Bernard van Merlen - Handleiding voor de evolutiën en manoeuvres met de drie wapens vereenigd - 1858

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Military; Bernard van Merlen - Handleiding voor de evolutiën en manoeuvres met de drie wapens vereenigd - 1858
Rare work in half leather book about military science, army exercises, tactics, with 2 fold out pictures

Bernard van Merlen - Handleiding voor de evolutiën en manoeuvres met de drie wapens vereenigd - Zaltbommel, Noman and Zoon, 1858 - 1st and only print- (II) 106 (1) pp - half leather - 24 x 15.5cm

Condition: reasonable Strip of spine is early loose; only still secure on left Wear at the edges and in the corners. Some paper loss on the top right of the back plate. Stamps ( from 'bibliotheek veldartillerie'= library of field artillery) and scribbles on fly leaf and title page. Inside is discoloured, here and there an area of reasonable foxing on the first 10 pages and the back fly leaves. Wear on the bottom section, edges of papers are somewhat folded. Inside margin of the front and back are open, book block is secure.
Measurements plates approx.. 32 x 38cm.

Registered postage.

¶ Van Merlen was a member of the Van Merlen family and was the son of Major Jean Baptiste van Merlen (1773-1815), who fell at Waterlood and Rijna Gesina Star Lichtenvoort (1768-1841). He married Gerrigje Adriana van Everdingen (1809-1887) in 1827 and together they has six children. Van Merlen was promoted to Dutch nobility on the 12th of June 1836 by Royal Order.

On the 1st of December, 1814 he became a cadet in the army service and he was a part of a squadroon regiment at the battle of Waterloo where his father was killed. In 1819 he was promoted to second luitenant. During the Belgian Revolution he was in Brussels and the head of a squadron, which earned him the distinction of knight in the Military Willems Order operation. From 1836 to 1842 he was a cavalry captain and teacher at the Royal Military Academy. After different promotions in 1855 he became General Major Commandent of the 1st brigade cavalry and he retired with this title in 1857

Van Merlen seemed to be a very good cavalryman and published many works on the subject.

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