Khevenhüller, Ludwig Andreas Graf von. Observations-Puncten, welche von Ihro Excellence Grafen Ludwig von Khevenhiller, [...] Obristen über ein Regiment Dragoner, [...] bey deme ihme [...] anvertrauten Dragoner-Regiment vorgeschrieben: worinnen im 1. Theil [...] gezeiget wird, was ein jeder [...] vermög Kayserl. Kriegs-Articuln [...] zu verrichten habe; dann im 2. Theil von Subordination, Gerhorsam und Respect [...] von Begräbnüssen gehandelt wird.

Vienna, 1739.

4to. 3 pts. in 1 vol. (12), 296 pp. (6), 140 pp. (20), 142, (8) pp. With 2 engr. frontispieces, engr. t. p., 20 engr. plates, and 8 engravings in the text (1 with a moving part). Contemp. calf with double labels to gilt spine. All edges red.

 1,500.00

First complete edition, previously published only without illustrations and without the "Exercitium zu Pferd und zu Fuß" (issued here with separate half-title). These drill regulations are considered the first encompassing work of their kind in military history (cf. Z&K 18, 2684). "The standard regulations for official use during the age of Maria Theresia and Frederick the Great" (cf. Jähns).

Some uniform plates in attractive comtemporary colour. Binding insignificantly rubbed; slight worming to last third of volume, otherwise clean and well preserved.

De Ridder 251. Hiler 494. Jähns 1589f. Cf. Lipperheide Qe 1.

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