Den kongelige militaire Höiskole in fine binding
4 000 SEK
FINE BINDING. BÜLOW, FRANTZ CHRISTOPHER VON (General). Plan for den kongelige militaire Höiskole. Trykt som manuscript. Copenhagen (Andreas Seidelin) 1830.
4to (248x202 mm). (7), 10-217, (1) pp. (Probably lacking a half title).
Contemporary straight-grain red morocco binding, boards richly decorated with wide floral gilt frames, title within frame on front board, richly gilt spine, wide inner gilt dentelles on blue silk bordures, all edges gilt (slight wear, some rubbing to edges, slightly faded spine). A few letters written in red on first endpaper. Library stamps from the Royal Swedish Artillery Academy (Kongl. Artilleri och Ingeniör Högskolan) on first free endpaper, similar stamp on title (Kongl. Artilleriläroverket), bookplate of Bengt Wilton.
Bibliotheca Danica, II, 890. Only edition.
The original study plan for the Danish Defence College founded by King Fredrerik VI on May 3, 1830, this text documents an important transformation in european military establishments of the early 19th-century. Aiming to form a new generation of staff officers, it describes for first time a study program were linguistics, economics, statistics and administration are included together with more classical military subjects such as artillery and ballistics.