[Lisbon]: Secretaria de Estado, 1763.
First Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Very Good Condition. Item #045310
Full contemporary elaborately gilt red morocco in a dense floral motif, finely tooled, edges gilt and gauffered. Damae to one corners, small crack to spine leather in the lower compartment, front hinge slightly cracked but binding firm and sound. Discoloration to first few pages, scattered browning, otherwise clean internally. 247pp; 50pp. Two volumes in one, a large number of blank sheets bound at the rear.
Wilhelm Schaumburg-Lippe fought for Prussia in the 7 years war and then was recruited to lead the allied defense of Portugal against the Spanish attack in 1762. He led a series of marches and counter marches that successfully thwarted the attacks despite being outnumbered 3 to 1 - he stayed on to train the Portuguese military in 1763. This manual went through a number of editions through the 18th century and into the early 19th century (a Rio de Janeiro edition appeared in 1814 and a Lisbon in 1816). The first edition is rare - later editions had three plates. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Military & Warfare; Inventory No: 045310.