21 June 2005
GRAFTON, Henry D. (d. 1855). A Treatise on the Camp and March. With which is Connected the Construction of Field Works and Military Bridges. With an Appendix of Artillery Ranges, &c. for Use of Volunteers and Militia in the United States. Boston: Fetridge and Company, 1854.
12o (180 x 123 mm). 3 plates. Original brown embossed cloth, gilt-lettered and decorated on front cover and spine. Provenance: Benjamin H. Lane (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION of one of the few fortification manuals available prior to the Civil War. Grafton was a captain in the 1st Regiment, U.S. Artillery. Not in any of the standard references.
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