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RIOU, Stephen (1720--1780)
The elements of fortification. In two volumes. Containing the construction, attack, and defence of fortified places, regular and irregular. Translated and collected from the works of the most celebrated authors. Together with an account of mines, countermines, and of the engines and arms now used in war. To which is prefixed a compendious introductory treatise of geometry. Volume the first.
London: printed by J. Watts for the editor, 1746.
[18], 72, 224 p., engr. frontis., 5, 47 fold. pl. ; 27.6 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. The BL copy is inscribed with the signature of Stephen Riou at the end of the dedication to William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. Only the first volume was published. See Harris and Savage, 745 and pp. 390--391. ESTC t101569.

Copy Notes Inscribed in ink on title-page, with a flourish, J Soane. The inscription cropped by the binder.

Binding C18th quarter calf, gilt-ruled spine, marbled-paper boards.

Reference Number 3172


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