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Funck, Jakob, Marc Guerard D'Illens."
Plans et journaux des sieges de la derniere guerre de Flandres, rassembles par deux capitaines etrangers au service de la France."
Strasbourg, Melchior Pauschinger, 1750. Crown quarto. Pp. (iv), (ii) table, 113. Plus 25 folding engraved plates numbered 0, 1-24, often with some hand-colouration, bound at end. With a total of 48 elaborate woodcut vignettes as head- and tailpieces. Hardcover, bound in contemporary half calf and marbled boards, spine with flat raised bands between gilt ruled compartments, lettered and dated direct in gilt, very old small oval shelf ticket; old small attractive ownership monogram and miniature stamp to title; one corner tip chafed, boards bit rubbed. In about fine condition. Excellent copy with rather crisp plates. ¶ ~ First French edition. Not in Jordan. This is the story of the siege of Flemish cities during the War of the Austrian Succession, with the text in the form of a Journal, 24 chapters in total. A remarkably detailed study of fortification siege war. While obviously intended to cover the history of the war, it is indeed a wonderfully illustrated manual on"
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