“NARROW THE ENEMY’S FRONT”
FREDERICK, King of Prussia (SMITH, Charles Hamilton, translator). Secret Strategical Instructions. Coventry, 1811.
First translation into English of Frederick the Great’s Secret Instructions, intended to complement Foster’s 1762 translation of Frederick’s Military Instructions, with 31 hand-colored copperplates by Smith of fortifications and strategic formations (five folding), Frederick’s biographer Thomas Carlyle’s copy, inscribed, “To Major Genl. Sir Colin Campbell G.C.B &c &c, with many kind regards, T. Carlyle, Chelsea, Decr 1853.” With an additional gift inscription to Major-General Clayton Bissell, Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence in World War II. $9800.