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Manesson Mallet, Allain
Les Travaux De Mars Ou La Fortification Nouvelle 3 Pieces 1671 300 Kupfertafeln
Paris, the author, Jean Henault and Claude Barbin, 1671. Item details Les travaux de Mars ou la fortification nouvelle tant reguliere, quirreguliere. Divisee en trois parties. 3 volumes set (bound together in 1 volume). Manesson-Mallet, Allain: Paris, the author, Jean Henault and Claude Barbin, 1671-1672. Engraved frontispiece and 2 portraits (Louis XIV, and the author). With 106, 93 and 101 full-page engravings. Pagination: 12 ff., 249 pp., 3 ff. + 12 ff., 274 pp, 3 ff. + 8 ff., 271 pp. (complete). Contemporary full leather binding, spine restored / leather strap of the time (lined back using the old material). Language: French Order number: 143756 Comments: * First original edition of a richly illustrated guide to every aspect of war, with approx. 300 full-page engraved illustrations, each accompanied by a page of text on the facing page. The text was written by the French cartographer and engineer Alain Manesson Mallet (1630-1706) and dedicated to the French King Louis XIV. The illustrations show numerous fortification plans of cities in many different lands, but also firearms, artillery, other weapons, armor, barracks, the manufacturing of arms and ammunition, troop maneuvers, and more. Volume 1 treats regular and irregular fortifications, giving examples from numerous European cities, volume 2 treats the construction of the fortifications according to various prominent military engineers, and the third volume deals with the defense of these places. - The first 6 sheets with light paper restorations, partly with slight marginal browning. Complete and overall well preser … [Click Below for Full Description]
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