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first edition, slim quarto (27.5 by 21 cms) a complete copy with text of 64 pages illustrated with 7 folding engraved plates,old full tan calf, spine and covers worn, front cover detached, rear cover joint broken but cords holding. a little light foxing, pages slightly crinkled but very clean and sound. Text in French. From the Royal Artillery Library with its label inside the front cover and gilt armorial stamp on the front cover. A rare book on the science of the construction of dykes which also proved useful in military defences.