[Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo ... [Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo ... [Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo ... [Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo ...

[Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven books . . . to which is added, Hints relative to torpedo warfare by a gentleman of the state of New York

MACHIAVELLI [Machiavel], Niccolò [Nicholas] [and Robert Fulton?]

Published by printed by Henry C. Southwick, 1815
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Tall 8vo: 349,[1]pp, with 7 folding plans (one two-sided) in the main work of armies arrayed in varying battle formations and 10 woodcuts in the text of the final work illustrating aspects of torpedo warfare. Included in the pagination, with separate title page, is "Some anecdotes, relating to the life and writings of Nicolas Machiavel, collected from various authors" (pp. 287-322). Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A Very Good or better copy, binding secure and tight (boards pocked with one or two miniscule losses), pages toned but clean and supple, plans correctly folded and completely intact. Provenance: M. S. Hayes, in elegant contemporary script to first blank. Small ink stamp of Reuben Hayes to first and second blanks and edge of title page. Shaw & Shoemaker 35164. Translation of L'arte della guerra (first published 1521) and the first American edition of any work by Machiavelli. Essentially a series of seven Socratic dialogues between Cosimo Rucellai and Lord Fabrizio Colonna (probably Machiavelli himself), in which Fabrizio, who dominates the discussions, advocates adapting the form of the Roman Legion to the defense of Renaissance Florence and details how such an army should be raised, trained, organized, and deployed. The anonymous essay on torpedo warfare that fills the final 27 pages is introduced as follows: "The Author of the following Hints, has thought proper to take this method of giving private circulation to a description of some instruments of destruction . . ." Robert Fulton is referred to by name several times in the text and may, in fact, have been the author. British naval interference with American commerce had led Fulton to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810 (Sabin 26199), apparently before any other writer on the subject. But see the discussion in Alex Roland's Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (Bloomington, Indiana, 1978), pp. 120-21, which argues that the Author was, in fact, not Fulton but an annonymous gentleman whose "ideas revealed a thorough and acknowledged debt to Fulton" with a "sprinkling of original schemes as well. Some were merely fanciful, like a horse-propelled boat and a remotely controlled exploding ship. Others, such as a magnetic mine and a spar topedo, had the germ of important innoivations. . . . When the gentleman advanced the entriely practical idea of a chemical fuse, he confessed that he didn't know how it worked but had read it 'in old books' [by Fulton?] and heard it asserted.". Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: [Torpedo Warfare] The art of war in seven ...
Publisher: printed by Henry C. Southwick
Publication Date: 1815
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Book Condition: Very Good +

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Book Description printed by Henry C. Southwick, Albany, 1815. Full Leather. Condition: Very Good +. Tall 8vo: 349,[1]pp, with 7 folding plans (one two-sided) in the main work of armies arrayed in varying battle formations and 10 woodcuts in the text of the final work illustrating aspects of torpedo warfare. Included in the pagination, with separate title page, is "Some anecdotes, relating to the life and writings of Nicolas Machiavel, collected from various authors" (pp. 287-322). Contemporary full sheep, spine in six compartments divided by double gilt rules, red morocco lettering piece gilt. A Very Good or better copy, binding secure and tight (boards pocked with one or two miniscule losses), pages toned but clean and supple, plans correctly folded and completely intact. Provenance: M. S. Hayes, in elegant contemporary script to first blank. Small ink stamp of Reuben Hayes to first and second blanks and edge of title page. Shaw & Shoemaker 35164. Translation of L'arte della guerra (first published 1521) and the first American edition of any work by Machiavelli. Essentially a series of seven Socratic dialogues between Cosimo Rucellai and Lord Fabrizio Colonna (probably Machiavelli himself), in which Fabrizio, who dominates the discussions, advocates adapting the form of the Roman Legion to the defense of Renaissance Florence and details how such an army should be raised, trained, organized, and deployed. The anonymous essay on torpedo warfare that fills the final 27 pages is introduced as follows: "The Author of the following Hints, has thought proper to take this method of giving private circulation to a description of some instruments of destruction . . ." Robert Fulton is referred to by name several times in the text and may, in fact, have been the author. British naval interference with American commerce had led Fulton to publish a work on torpedo warfare in 1810 (Sabin 26199), apparently before any other writer on the subject. But see the discussion in Alex Roland's Underwater Warfare in the Age of Sail (Bloomington, Indiana, 1978), pp. 120-21, which argues that the Author was, in fact, not Fulton but an annonymous gentleman whose "ideas revealed a thorough and acknowledged debt to Fulton" with a "sprinkling of original schemes as well. Some were merely fanciful, like a horse-propelled boat and a remotely controlled exploding ship. Others, such as a magnetic mine and a spar topedo, had the germ of important innoivations. . . . When the gentleman advanced the entriely practical idea of a chemical fuse, he confessed that he didn't know how it worked but had read it 'in old books' [by Fulton?] and heard it asserted.". Seller Inventory # BB0949

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