*Our online shop is open! National and international shipping are operational.
For more information please click here*

MAIZEROY, Paul-Gédéon Joly de.

Mémoire sur les Opinions qui partagent les Militaires,

suivi du Traité des Armes Défensives, corrigé et augmenté.

1773 Stock Code: 40758
£695.00
Reserve Ask us a question

Notes

First Edition thus. Maizeroy was, despite the claims of Guichard, the most important expert of his time on the art of war in antiquity. He pursued the "scholarly study of Greek and Roman warfare, which he compared with, and brought to bear on, modern warfare... Throughout history... war conveyed clear lessons, provided it was seriously studied. "The theory of the Greeks was fixed, certain and uniform, because it was treasured up in methodical treatises." No change could affect the universal fundamentals of the art of war. The search for the perfect system of tactics is... the principal theme in Maizeroy's writings... the principles of tactics were not only universally valid but also based upon a rigorous and precise rationale of mathematics" (Gat The Origins of Military Thought, pp. 40-41). The present work discusses current thinking on column and line, grand manoeuvres, artillery and the role of the defensive with reference to Saxe, Folard, Guibert, and others. Brief notices of the Battles of Prestonpans and Falkirk.

Confused? Read our glossary

Description

Octavo. (192 x 133mm). Contemporary half vellum on marbled boards, tan morocco label.

Illustrations

4 folding plates.

Condition

One plate torn without loss, light foxing and browning, a little rubbed externally, but overall very good.

DELIVERY

With the exception of framed items*, Peter Harrington offers free delivery on all UK orders of rare books, maps and prints placed through this website. Delivery to USA and the rest of the world is similarly free for orders over £200.

View Full Delivery Details

 

ABOUT US

Established in 1969, Peter Harrington is one of the leading rare book firms in the world. It is a proud member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association – along with ILAB, the PBFA and Lapada – and from shops in Mayfair and Chelsea, London, sells rare books, prints and ephemera to customers across the world.

Email: mail@peterharrington.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7591 0220


ABA Antiquarian Bookseller Association ILAB International League of Antiquarian Booksellers LAPADA The Association of Art and Anatique Dealers PBFA Provincial Booksellers Fairs Association

Our Guarantee Page

Ask us a question

DO YOU HAVE A BOOK TO SELL?
OR
CAN’T FIND THE BOOK YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?

Contact us with details of the book you are interested in or selling and we will contact you

Sell Old Books Help me find a book