DescriptionMAURICE, Compte de Saxe. Les Reveries ou Memoires sur L'art de la Guerre.... ; Livre 1 & 2; and Supplement .... La Haye: 1758. First Folio Edition.
MAURICE, Compte de Saxe. Les Reveries ou Memoires sur L'art de la Guerre de Maurice Comte de Saxe, Duc de Courlande et de Semigalle, Marechal-General des Arme'es de S. M. T. C. &C. &C. &C. Dedies a Messieurs les Officiers Generaux par Mr. De Bonneville; and mes Reveries, Livre Second and Planches (40 Planches); and Supplement Aux Reveries Ou Memoires Sur L'art De La Guerre De Maurice Compte De Saxe. Bound together in one volume. La Haye: Pierre Gosse Junior, 1758. First Folio Edition. Full brown leather, rebacked with new leather spine. Tasteful bookplate front paste-down. Cover edge wear, scuffs covers and spine, dampstain lower page edges not affecting text or plate images. Part I with 18 Plates. Part II with 3 Plates. 40 Plates end of Part II Volume before Supplement. Folio. 228 pp. + 18 Plates and 3 Plates, 40 Plates, 15 pp. Hinge repairs a little tight at the front and the back, with endpapers and preliminaries effected at gutter margin. Very Good.
Maurice, Compte de Saxe (1696-1750) was a Saxon soldier in French service who became a Marshal and later Marshal General of France. This work is a classic in the art of war. In it, Saxe advanced a number of original ideas, but the most valuable contribution was to subject military affairs to reasoned criticism and intellectual treatment. The ensuing military doctrines were perceived as forming a definitive system. (Wikipedia).
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