- Librairie: Bookshop Herman H. J. Lynge & Søn (Danimarca)
- Thèmes: Chemistry<br>Militaria<br>Technology & Craftmanship
Weimar, Landes=Industrie=Comptoirs, 1820. 4to. Contemp. hcalf. Gilt spine. Gilt lettering. A paperlabel pasted on spine. Stamps on title-page. X,(2),78,(2) pp., 2 large folded engraved plates with many figs. Some scattered brownspots and lower right corners on the last leaves with some browning. Printed in 2 columns with French and German text. ¶ Scarce first edition. Joseph Bem (1794-1850) was a Polish engineer and general, an Ottoman pasha and a national hero of Poland and Hungary, and a figure intertwined with other European patriotic movements. Like Tadeusz Kosciuszko (who fought in the American War of Independence) and Jan Henryk Dabrowski (who fought alongside Napoleon Bonaparte in Italy and in the French Invasion of Russia), Bem fought outside Poland's borders anywhere his leadership and military skills were needed.