TURENNE, Henri de La Tour d'Auvergne. Military memoirs and maxims of Marshal Turenne. Interspersed with others, taken from the best authors and observation, with remarks. By A. Williamson, Major-General. Aut nunquam tentes, aut perfice. The Second edition. London, Printed for J. and P. Knapton, at the Crown in Ludgate-Street, 1744.
Small 8vo. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine with raised bands and new lettering-piece, boards with gilt double-fillets; pp. xii, , 190, [2, advertisements]; expertly rebacked, extremities a little worn; a rather clean and fresh copy, printed on high-quality paper.
'In fact a reissue of the first edition with a cancel titlepage' (ESTC). These are the maxims on military tactics, written by one of the greatest military leaders serving under Louis XIV, who was much admired by his troops. The translator Lieutenant-General Adam Williamson was Deputy-Lieutenent of the Tower from 1722 until his death in 1747. Turenne deals in very determined and precise manner with the march of an army, the logistics of food and other supplies, battles, fortifications, the role of the artillery, government of occupied towns, siege and capitulation. A real no-nonsense approach to the art of war of the 17th century.