with hdrawings. Very Good. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. Translated for the War Department for use of the Military Academy of the United States; to which is added a summary of the principles and maxims grand tactics and operations. Published i t2 volumes. The supplemental volume of plates and maps is not included. Stephen Van Rensselaer, "The Last Patroon", was the founder of what is now Rensselaer Polytechnick Institute in Troy, New York, He served in congress from 1822 to 1829. His failure during the War of 1812 at Queenston Heights, Canada diminished his stature as a general and military leader. His signature appears in both volumes and includes the words: Seneca Falls, New York, July 1832. The author of the book was captain of artillery, and late major and assistant adjutant-general in the Northern Army. The covers and spine have been professionally replaced. The text is original. The pages are deckled. There is some foxing to the pages but the pages are white and the text, graphs, equations and drawings are flawless. (see attached photos of the book. )
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