1824 Swimming Training in French Military Courtivron Illustrated Natation Diving

COURTIVRON, Ludovic Le Compasseur

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Curious, valuable treatise on French military swimming training!

 

In 1823, Viscount of Courtivron published a study, rather a proposal, discussing the value of applying swimming techniques to that of military gymnastics training. It was an interesting idea, one that had never been brought about by any military or fitness scholar prior to the 19th-century, even though studies on health and on military had existed for centuries.

 

This edition is illustrated with impressive full-page engravings depicting types of swimming, military equipment, and even a view of what future ‘swimming-soldiers’ would look like.

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1824 Swimming Training in French Military Courtivron Illustrated Natation Diving

 

Curious, valuable treatise on French military swimming training!

 

In 1823, Viscount of Courtivron published a study, rather a proposal, discussing the value of applying swimming techniques to that of military gymnastics training. It was an interesting idea, one that had never been brought about by any military or fitness scholar prior to the 19th-century, even though studies on health and on military had existed for centuries.

 

This edition is illustrated with impressive full-page engravings depicting types of swimming, military equipment, and even a view of what future ‘swimming-soldiers’ would look like.

 

Item number: #5085

Price: $550

 

COURTIVRON, Ludovic Le Compasseur

 

De la natation et de son application a l’art de la guerre

 

A Paris : Chez Anthe. Boucher … et chez les principaux libraires des départemens, mai 1824

 

Details:

  • Collation: [2], v-lx, [1], vi-xxxii, [1], 2-140
    • 10 plates
  • Language: French
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~6.5in X 4.25in (16.5cm x 10.5cm)
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5085

Categories

Military & War

Other

Authors

COURTIVRON, Ludovic Le Compasseur

Printing Date

19th Century

Language

French

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete