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WARNERY, [Charles-Emmanuel] de

Remarques sur le militaire des Turcs et des Russes

Publication: Korn, Breslau (now Wroclaw, in Poland), 1771.

WARNERY, [Charles-Emmanuel] de, Remarques sur le militaire des Turcs et des Russes

Excellent example of this detailed account of the forces in presence during the 1768-74 war between Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

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Beautifully fresh copy, uncut, of this uncommon account of the ongoing Russo-Turkish war in Europe.

Published one year after the very rare first, this second edition is enlarged with ‘diverses observations sur les grandes actions qui se sont passées dans la dernière guerre d’Hongrie & dans la présente en Moldavie’. It covers in great details and acute observations the Turkish and Russian military capacities, together with their respective allies.

This particular Russo-Turkish war broke out in 1768 due to tensions within Poland, where the throne was occupied by King Stanislaus Agustus Poniatowski, a former favorite of Empress Catherine II; and the power behind it effectively held by the Russian ambassador Nikolai Repnin and the Russian army. The war resulted in 1774 with a decisive Russian victory that brought Southern Ukraine, Northern Caucasus and Crimea within the orbit of the Russian Empire.

Warnery (1719/20–86) was a Swiss born General of Hussars, Royal Prussian Colonel, Polish Major General and military theorist – also in the service of the Tsar, hence the pro-Russian bias of his writing.


Pr. Philip Longworth (1933-2020, historian, writer and book collector, esp. on Russian history).


Cf. Atabey (First edition, Leipzig & Dresden, 1770; lacking errata).

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Physical Description

Octavo (17.5 x 10 cm). 264 pp. including title and preface, woodcut head- and tail-pieces and 3 folding engraved plates.


Uncut in contemporary brown speckled wrappers.

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