[Gun cocks] [BOURSCHEID (Johann Wilhem von)]. The great tactics, and maneuvers of war, following the principles of His Prussian Majesty at Potzdam, & is in Paris, at the Vve Tilliard, Merigot, Jombert, 1780. Two parts in one volume in-4,  f., XXXXVIII p.,  f., 116 p.,  f. ;  f., LXX p.,  f., pl., tabl.., contemporary speckled Havana calf, spine with 5 ribs, garnet morocco title coin, decorated boxes, gilt coat of arms on the plates, double gilt fillet on the cuts, red edges (blunt corners, missing in the margin p.V., pale halo in the margin of 5 f., small usual tears without loss at the corners of the plates).
First edition in French of this treatise on the tactics of Frederick II, composed by an Austrian officer. The illustration is composed of 12 large folding off-text plans engraved on copper, and a typographic folding board; wood engraved culs-de-lampe.
Provenance: from the arms of Duke Louis Charles Victor de Riquet de Caraman (1762-1839), French diplomat, then soldier in the service of the Prussian army, and peer of France.
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