Guerre de Mines, 1876.
Souvenir de la Brigade Neutre.Arras: l'École Régimentaire du Génie, 1876 Stock Code: 41040
NotesFirst and only Edition. Scarce, OCLC records a copy at Kansas State University only, not apparently in the BNF. Souvenir of the subterranean warfare exercise held at the Regimental School of Engineering, Arras, in 1876. Lists the personnel, shows the various fortifications and the mining operations to assault, and countermining to defend, them, both figuratively and diagrammatically; details the mining equipment, including ventilation and drilling machinery, and techniques; and includes a certain amount of caricature and typically facetious army humour. A very attractive and unusual item.
Landscape small quarto (272 x 183mm). Original green cloth, neatly rebacked to match, title in blind to the upper board.
Lithographed title page and 53 lithographed plates, one of them double-page, one of them in rudimentary tint.
Some foxing, but overall very good.
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