Swiss artillery training

Vogel, Heinrich. Kurzer Unterricht in der Artillerie-Wissenschaft, zu Ernst- und Lust-Feuer-Werken.

Zurich, David Gessner, 1756.

8vo. XXII, 279, (1) pp. With 11 folding engraved plates. Contemporary "carta rustica" boards with handwritten spine title.


Third, expanded edition.

Standard work of artillery training in Switzerland during the 18th century, "used in German military schools throughout the second half of the century" (Jähns). Vogel (1671-1753) had trained as a baker but later became an engineer and then an artillery officer, ultimately serving as inspector of the Zurich armoury.

From the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research, with his bookplate.

Jähns II, 1621. Not in Jordan.

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