This classic manual of artillery, written by Major-General Alessandro D’Antoni (1715-1786), chief director of the Royal Military Academies of Artillery and Fortification in the city of Turin, combines three books in one. There is a treatise on the properties and treatment of gunpowder; a treatise on firearms; and a treatise on the practical application of artillery in wartime. Illustrated with many drawings and diagrams showing the use of artillery in both sieges and set-piece battles, this is a faithful facsimile printing of the book’s original English translation which appeared in 1789, the year of the French Revolution, when the tactics and weaponry of which it treats so learnedly and lucidly were about to be unleashed on a European scale.
A Treatise on Gun-Powder; A Treatise on Fire-Arms; and a Treatise on the Service of Artillery in Time of War
A fine and faithful facsimile of a classic three-in-one treatise on gunpowder, firearms and artillery written by an Italian Major-General of artillery, and translated in 1789, the year in which the French Revolution unleashed twenty years of warfare on Europe.