Lot 333 of 522:
Mapping the art of war, 1882 game  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The American Kriegspiel. A Game For Practicing The Art Of War Upon A Topographical Map. By W. R. Livermore, Captain Corps Of Engineers U.S. Army. Tables and Plates
Author:
Livermore, William Roscoe
Place:
Boston
Publisher:
Houghton, Mifflin and Company
Date:
1882
Description:

Title-leaf + 11 plates of tables + 6 plates (incl. duplicate of plate 2). (Oblong 4to) 21x30 cm (8¼x11¾"), blue cloth lettered in gilt.

Atlas volume only of the scarce game of tactical conflict, lacking the text volume. One of the plates is a map, the others are color blocks of troops, indicators of military operations, and a "firing board." It seems a very complex and advanced game, more for military instruction than for fun. Ownership inscription dated 1894 on front free endpaper.

Lot Amendments
Condition:
Spine ends and corners worn; front free endpaper torn; very good.
 
Item number:
307162
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