TEXT BOOK OF FORTIFICATION AND MILITARY ENGINEERING. PARTS I & II COMPLETE.

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£300.00




Two Vols., HMSO. Vol. I. : 1st ed., 1892. Xi + 212 pp., 61 plates, 7 of which are fldg., + 3 are cold. Vol. II : 1st ed., 1893. Xviii + 347 pp., 107 plates, 44 of which are coloured and/or folding. Both Vols. : Uniformly re-bound in black cloth ; gilt to spines ; new cream e.p.'s with original gilt on black name of J. D. Fulton pasted onto f.e.p., for preservation - this set is believed to be formerly from the library of Captain J. D. B. Fulton, the first British officer to secure the Special Flying Certificate of the Royal Aero Club in 1911 ; 25 x 16cm. Vol. I contains some marginal annotations, linings and crossing out (sometimes one line across a page) in pencil, blue pencil crayon + some small black, pen lines to the margin of one plate, as this set was recently from the private working library of the late Dr. David Westwood, a military and naval historian and author of several books ; edges of t-p., a little frayed ; o/w both vols., V.G. This two-volume text book, published in 1892-3, was based on that formerly in use at the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, but large portions have here been rewritten and the whole revised in order to bring it into accordance with the tactical requirements of the early 1890s. The first volume deals with Field Fortification and Military Bridges, whilst the second volume examines Permanent Fortification, Historical Development, Siege Works and Coastal Defence. Together the two volumes contain a total of 168 plates, a number of which are coloured and/or folding. These volumes came more recently from the working library of the late Dr. David Westwood, a military and naval historian and author of several books but prior to that they are believed to have belonged to Captain J. D. B. Fulton who the first British officer to secure the Special Flying Certificate of the Royal Aero Club in 1911. His initials and surname were printed in gilt on the original binding and they were professionally removed and pasted onto the new front endpapers when the volumes were rebound. This is a VERY SCARCE and superbly informative work : 2 Volumes.


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