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TARTAGLIA, NICCOLÒ
THREE BOOKES OF COLLOQUIES CONCERNING THE ARTE OF SHOOTING IN GREAT AND SMALL PEECES OF ARTILLERIE. [with] THE LUCAR APPENDIX
London: [Thomas Dawson] for John Harrison, 1588. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 283 x 190 mm. (11 1/8 x 7 1/2"). 4 p.l., 80, [4], 120 pp., [1] leaf (errata on verso). Collates as the British Library copy, with G3 and G4 uncancelled, with G3r line 5 from bottom ending "sayde"; G5 replaced with cancel bifolium with woodcut of mortar shooting on title page but without errata on verso of second leaf. COMPLETE.Translated into English and compiled by Cyprian Lucar. FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH. 19th century red half morocco over red buckram, raised bands, gilt titling, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT: woodcut device of a cannon on title page, two large woodcuts of dedicatee Robert Dudley's coat of arms, two woodcuts of Lucar's coat of arms, historiated woodcut initials, 72 woodcut illustrations of martial implements or vignettes within text, three folding tables (including a "frutefulle table" for determining squares, square roots, and cubes of various numbers, not called for and shorter than the rest of the text), and four folding woodcut plates. Front pastedown with armorial bookplate of Thomas Francis Fremantle. Cockle 38; Luborsky & Ingram 23689; Riling 38; STC 23689; ESTC S101739; USTC 511050. Leaves lightly pressed (but not washed), expert repair to title page gutter, very minor worming to lower fore-edge corner on first four quires, other trivial imperfections, but A VERY ATTRACTIVE COPY--clean and fresh internally, the folding plates in outstanding condition, and the binding unworn. This is an especially pleasing copy of the infrequently-seen first … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Phillip J. Pirages Fine Books and Medieval Manuscripts [United States]
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