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    Tielke [Tielcke], Johann Gottlieb. Unterrich fur die Officiers, die sich zu Feld-Ingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzugen mit Hutzen beywohnen wollen. Dresden & Leipzig: Johann Nicolaus Gerlach's Widow and Son, 1769. Krown & Spellman retail: $650. 8vo. ¹2 a6 b-c8 d4 A-2B8 2C2. [54], 399,[5]p. Contemp. paper-covered boards, paper label, worn and dampstained, old owner's stamp on t.p., dampstained text but not affecting readability. Engraved allegorical frontis. by C. F. Holtzmann, 2 folding tables & 29 folding plates (plate 28 lacks lower 1/2). First edition. From the Krown & Spellman Collection. Tielke (1731-1787) German artillary officier and author of works on military affairs. "Addressing the senior engineer officers attached to the headquarters of an army in the field, Tielke dealt in detail with the whole variety of services to be expected of them, from laying out encampments to preparing topographical plans of likely fields of battle." J. A. Houlding, Fit for Service, p. 255.
    " ... it was common to find American officers in the possession of the standard texts of Santa Cruz, Frederic, Turpin de CrissŽ, Grandmaison, Jeney and Tielke." C. Duffy, The Military Experience in the Age of Reason, p. 283.
    It was translated in English as "The field engineer;or, Instructions upon every branch of field fortification: demonstrated by examples which occurred in the Seven years war between the Prussians, the Austrians, and the Russians; with plans and explanatory notes." in 1789.

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