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Vegetius, Flavius Renatus et alii. Selected ancient military writings with Dutch humanist commentary first illustrated with engravings
Scriptores Antiqui de Re Militari.
Wesel, Andreas van Hoogenhuysen, 1670. Vegetius, Flavious & others. Fl. Vegetius Renatus et alii Scriptores Antiqui de Re Militari. Wesel, Andreas van Hoogenhuysen, 1670. [48] + 510p. Text in roman letter with chapter headings in italic. Engraved title by the Amsterdam artist Paul van Somer (c1649-c1694); numerous diagrams in the text; 1 folding table of Roman military camp. (bound with:) Stewechius, Godescalcus. Commentarius,ad Flavi Vegeti Renati libros, de re militari. Nunc primum figuris aeneis illustratus. Cui accedunt loca aliquot a Francisco Modio Brug. in Sexto Julio Frontino Notata.Wesel, Andreas van Hoogenhuysen, 1670. [16] + 604 + [49 + 1 blank]+ 78p. Roman & Italic letter. Engraved title; numerous engraved half-page illustrations in the text. 2 parts in one volume. 8vo. Contemporary vellum. Excellent school edition of the traditional selection of ancient military writings including Poliorceticus' book on Roman army camps. Part II comprises commentaries by Godeschalc Steewich (1557-88) to Vegetius's De re militari, with a general index, which are here first illustrated with attractive engravings. The volume also contains Peter Scriver's observations on Vegetius, and Isaac Casaubon's redaction of Poliorceticus' De toleranda obsidione. A fresh copy with late 18th century English armorial bookplate inside frontcover.Jähns 63; Spaulding & Karpinski 78. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Hünersdorff Rare Books ABA ILAB [London, United Kingdom]
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