THE PRACTICE OF WAR: BEING A TRANSLATION OF A FRENCH MILITARY WORK ENTITLED, "MAXIMS, COUNSELS, AND INSTRUCTIONS ON THE ART OF WAR, OR HANDBOOK FOR THE PRACTICE OF WAR. FOR THE USE OF MILITARY MEN OF ALL ARMS AND COUNTRIES. FROM A MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN IN 1815, BY A GENERAL OF THAT TIME, AND REVISED, IN 1855, TO BE PUT IN HARMONY WITH THE KNOWLEDGE AND ORGANIZATION OF THE PRESENT DAY. 4TH EDITION, POCKET SIZE, 15 PLATES. 1857: PARIS.". TO WHICH THE TRANSLATOR HAS ADDED MARSHAL BUGEAUD'S LETTER OF INSTRUCTION TO THE FIFTY-SIXTH REGIMENT OF FRENCH INFANTRY; ALSO, THE SECOND APPENDIX OF BARON JOMINI TO "PRECIS DE L'ART DE LA GUERRE." BY C. F. PARDIGON.
Richmond: West & Johnson, 1863. First edition thus. 12mo., xiii, (i), 14-216 pp., with 12 plates (two folding). There are childish pencil scribblings on the table of contents, and on 3 of the plates. Pale blue cloth with the original paper label affixed to the upper board. The paper label is lacking about 1/3 of the paper and the titling is rubbed and faint. A good or better copy of a scarce Confederate Imprint. Item #29533
Translated from the French by Thomas Robert Bugeaud de la Piconnerie. Parrish & Willigham 4748.