A Treatise of Artillery. Containing I. General Construction of brass and iron Guns used by Sea and Land, and of their carriages. II. General Constructions of Mortars and Howitzes, their beds and Carriages. III. The Dimensions of all other kinds of Carriages used in the Artillery. IV. The Exercise of the Regiment at home, and its Service abroad in a Siege or Battle. V. Its March and Encampment; Ammunition, Stores, and Horses. VI. Lastly, the necessary Laboratory Work. To which is prefixed, A Theory of Powder applied to Fire-Arms. For the Use of the Royal Academy of Artillery. By John Muller, Professor of Artillery and Fortification.
First Edition. London, Printed for John Millan, Whitehall, 1757. 21 x 13 cm. xvi, pages 1 – 288, later blank page, pages 307 – 309, plus one page Advertisement. With a frontispiece, Vignettes and 28 folding plates. Later brown calf with gilt line decorations and label on spine. Raised bands. Later end papers. Very good condition. Binding seriouly rubbed and bumped. Material losses and signs of animal activity. Edges age darkened. Text block in very good condition, but pages 289 to 306 absent. Folding plates complete and in very good condition, except plate 26, which shows a 5 cm closed tear. Text block age darkened with ocassional mild foxing. Two old signatures, one scratched out and dated 1766.
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