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.