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Idées d'un militaire pour la disposition des troupes confiées aux jeunes troupes dans la défense et l'attaque des petits postes

Engraved by Louis-Marin Bonnet (French, 1736–1793), Author Charles Louis François Fossé (French, 1734–1812), Printer François Ambroise Didot (French, 1730–1804), Publisher Louis-Alexandre Jombert (French, 18th century)

Place of Publication: Paris, France

Catalogue Raisonné

Brunet II, 1354; Hérold 878.2


Overall: 27 x 21 x 6 cm (10 5/8 x 8 1/4 x 2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with 12 color-printed lavis-manner engravings

Not On View


Europe, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Paris: Franç. Amb. Didot l’ainé, for Alexandre Jombert, 1783) Quarto; 106 leaves, plus 11 plates; contemporary gilt-stamped brown calf.

Illustrations of battle plans; armorial dedication.

Paris: Franç. Amb. Didot l’ainé, for Alexandre Jombert, 1783


Number stamped in black on upper cover "496"; William H. Schab, New York, from whom purchased by MFA, October 11, 1966.

Credit Line

William A. Sargent Fund