NY. Printed by T. & W. 8vo. 360 pp. Original paper-backed drab boards (rubbed), printed paper spine label (rubbed). Very good untrimmed copy, in as near original condition as one might hope to find. Item #37637
First edition. Inscribed on the title page "E.W. Laight from General Swift, 1815" (probably in the hand of the recipient). Joseph Gardner Swift (1783-1865) was promoted to brigadier-general for service during the War of 1812, became the army's chief engineer, and was superintendent of West Point, 1816-1818. This manual was accompanied by an atlas of 41 plates, not present here.