Memoire sur la fabrication des armes portatives de guerre. WITH Instruction sur les armes a feu et armes blanches portatives, a l'usage des troupes francaises.

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Chez Magimel for both 1806 for both, Paris, 1806. Condition: Internally fine, binding good. First editions. TWO SEPARATE WORKS BOUND TOGETHER. Scattered very light foxing, most of text quite bright, elaborately gilt calf spine (worn but not dry) with simulated leather paper-covered boards heavily rubbed (probably a late 19th c. repair). Binding is structurally quite sound. Both are rare books on Napoleonic weapons written during the period. For the Instruction. OCLC lists 5 locations, only one in the US (US Army Military Institute). Quarter calf, 8vo. 2 folding tables (same sheet, correct); 2 folding tables on 2 plates in 2nd vol (correct). Pagination: viii, 230; 48. Both collate complete.

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