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Creator:
Fossé, Charles-Louis-François, 1734-1812.
Title:
Idées d'un militaire pour la disposition des troupes confiées aux jeunes officiers dans la défense et l'attaque des petits postes / par M. Fossé, officier Régiment d'Infanterie du Roi ; dédié a M. Le Duc du Chatelet.
Published/Created:
[Paris] : De l'Imprimerie de Franç. Amb. Didot l'âiné. A Paris, Chez Alexandre Jombert, jeune, rue Dauphine, MDCCLXXXIII [1783]
Physical Description:
[12], 116, 60, [2] p., 11 leaves of plates (10 folded) : col. ill., plans ; 30 cm.
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
UG429.F8 F67 1783+ Copy 1 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Rare Books and Manuscripts
UG429.F8 F67 1783+ Copy 2 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.


Rare Books and Manuscripts
UG429.F8 F67 1783+ Copy 3 Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: As a COVID-19 precaution, the Study Room is closed until further notice.

Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Classification:
Books
Notes:
Illustrations by Louis Marin Bonnet. This is the first book to have plates printed in Bonnet's color aquatint process.
Engraved vignette on t.p.
Brunet, II, 1354
Gräesse, v.2, p.620
BAC: British Art Center has three copies. Copy 1 bound in quarter calf, gilt back. Lacks separate dedication to the Duc de Chatelet. "Table des division de cet ouvrage": p. [9]-[12] present. Copy 2 bound in marbled paper boards. With dedication and "Table des division" present. Copy 3 bound in full tree calf binding. Dedication to the Duc de Chatelet present. Lacks "Table des division". Bookplate: Appartenant à M. Fs. Laborde, ancien entrepreneur des travaux du Roi aux fortifications et barre, à Bayonne.
Contents:
[Pt.1] De la défense et de l'attaque des petits postes -- [pt.2] Précis pour servir à représenter les plans militaires : des couleurs propres au lavis des plans -- [pt.3] Construction de la perpective militaire.
Subject Terms:
Color prints, French -- 18th century -- Early works to 1800.
Defensive (Military science) -- Early works to 1800.
Fortification -- France -- Early works to 1800.
Laborde, F. -- Bookplate.
Military topography -- Early works to 1800.
Offensive (Military science) -- Early works to 1800.
Tactics -- Early works to 1800.
Form/Genre:
Aquatints -- Hand-colored -- 1783.
Contributors:
Bonnet, Louis Marin, 1736-1793, engraver.
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