Annals of a Fortress

By: Viollet-Le-Duc, E.

Price: $40.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Good Plus


Deep violet cloth on beveled boards with gilt panel. Translated by Benjamin Bucknell, Architect. The best capsule description of this interesting work comes from Jay Worthington in Cabinet Magazine: "Writing in 1874, in the immediate aftermath of the Franco-Prussian War, Viollet-Le-Duc approached his subject by imagining the history of an invented Burgundian hilltop town....The book's plans and drawings... provide an excellent capsule history of the evolving state of the art in Western European fortification from 300 B.C. to 1870 A.D." This and all other editions on offer here are first American, the first having been published by Sampson Low in London in 1875. Cracked hinges. First free endpaper missing. Red edges. Minor wear head and foot of spine. 390 pp. including invaluable glossary of technical terms. Heavy book will need more than "default" postage.

Title: Annals of a Fortress

Author Name: Viollet-Le-Duc, E.

Illustrator: Uncredited

Categories: Military,

Edition: First American Edition

Publisher: Boston, James R. Osgood and Company: 1876

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Good Plus

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 009681

Keywords: NOISBN Military