ABREGE DU DICTIONNAIRE MILITAIRE, POUR SERVIR D'ETRENNES À MESSIEURS LES OFFICIERS, CONTENANT DES DÉTAILS UTILES POUR CEUX QUI SE DESTINENT À PRENDRE LE PARTI DES ARMES, ANNÉE M. DCC. LIX.

Paris: Le Veuve Bordelet ... [et al], 1759. 24mo. Dark reddish brown morocco, a.e.g., spine gilt extra, side panels with double rule borders topped with dot-filled looped ornate crescents with small birds alternating with poppy pods, pale red endsheets with gilt floral decorations. Lower fore-tips heavily worn, internal joints cracked, occasional cracking at gutters between signatures, some foxing, front blank trimmed at top edge, 1803 ownership signature, still a near good copy. Item #WRCLIT82090

First edition of this compilation of all sorts of military information published for the use of the gentleman soldier. OCLC locates only two copies: the Abbey copy at the BN and a copy in the library of the Society of the Cincinnati. However, that implies a degree of scarcity that experience does not support. OCLC: 39277312 & 1034788984.

Price: $175.00