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Tables Pour Jetter Les Bombes Avec Precision, Extraites Du Bombardier Francois

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Tables Pour Jetter Les Bombes Avec Precision, Extraites Du Bombardier Francois

by Bernard Forest de Belidor, (1697-1761). M. Belidor. Commissaire Ordinaire De L'Artillerie Professeur Royal Des Mathematiquesaux E'coles Du Meme Corps, Membre Des Academies Royales Des Sciences d'Angleterre & De Prusse, Correspondant De Cel

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Paris: De L'Imprimerie Royale, 1731. Full Calf. Very Good. 16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall. 1731 Paris, First Edition. Size 16mo, 253 pages. Contemporary binding of full brown calf with five raised bands to the spine with title in second compartment and gilt vignettes in the remaining compartments. Page edges waxed red, marbled end-papers. Condition very good, rubbing to corners and edges of covers, the hinges and the raised bands on the spine, leather chipped at head and tail of spine, 1 inch crack to hinge at lower part of rear cover hinge. Internally the condition is very clean, slight toning to pages, no spotting, text still clear, no writing or inscriptions. Printed in Paris by the Royal Printers in 1731. First Edition. Size 6.5" x 3.75", 253 pages. Pocket sized edition so it could be stowed away to enable the soldiers to load and fire their bombs faster. Contemporary full brown calf binding. Five raised bands to the spine with gilt titles on red morocco label in the second and gilt floral decoration in the remaining compartments. Page edges speckled red, marbled pastedowns and endpapers. Condition very good, cover and spine edges rubbed, head of spine chipped, leather cracked slightly at hinges, the binding is tight and sound. Complete with no loose or missing pages, the pages are very clean and the texts very sharp throughout with no foxing. Extracted from Le Bombardier François, Ou Nouvelle Méthode De Jetter Les Bombes Avec Précision. Bernard Forest de Belidor, (1697-1761). Belidor, Professor of Mathematics at the Royal Artillery School at La Ferté and, later, Director of the Arsenal. Identifies himself on the title page as a Member of the Royal Academies of Science in England and Germany, and a Correspondent of the French Academy. This book contains numerous firing tables for mortars. It gives details of how far various weights of mortar will travel when fired at different angles and distances. An invaluable aid to soldiers in the field. The book was made as a pocket size edition so it could be stowed away to enable the soldiers to load and fire their bombs faster.

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Title
Tables Pour Jetter Les Bombes Avec Precision, Extraites Du Bombardier Francois
Author
Bernard Forest de Belidor, (1697-1761). M. Belidor. Commissaire Ordinaire De L'Artillerie Professeur Royal Des Mathematiquesaux E'coles Du Meme Corps, Membre Des Academies Royales Des Sciences d'Angleterre & De Prusse, Correspondant De Cel
Format/binding
Full Calf
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Publisher
De L'Imprimerie Royale
Place of Publication
Paris
Date published
1731
Keywords
MILITARY HISTORY ARMY WARFARE WEAPONS WEAPONRY BOMBS BOMBES ARTILLERY CANNON ARSENAL FIRING TRAJECTORY
Size
16mo - over 5¾" - 6¾" tall

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calf
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