Mexico City: Gonzalo A. Esteva, 1879-1880. Two volumes. 455,9pp., plus folding plate;477,17,pp. Original printed boards backed with pebbled cloth. Edges and spine ends worn; hinges of first volume cracked and beginning to separate. Short closed tear at gutter edge of folding plate. Contemporary ink stamp and manuscript ownership inscription on one internal leaf of each volume. Light tanning internally. Good plus. Item #2971
An unrecorded and extensive set of regulations that governed the training and operation of Mexican artillery units in the last part of the 19th century. After Benito Juarez regained power in the 1860s, the new federal government ordered the military to reassess and to revise its rules and practices in order to improve its poor performance during the country's first few decades of independence. The present work comprises the first complete edition of their efforts to do so for the artillery. The folding plate contains over two dozen geometrical figures relating the firing of projectiles. Each volume also contains sheets of graph paper bound in at the rear for the notes of its contemporary owner. Not in OCLC.