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MELZO, LODOVICO. Translated from the Italian into French by Paul Varroy.:
REIGLES MILITAIRES DU CHEVALIER MELZO TOUCHANT LA CAVALLERIE
Anvers, en l'Imprimerie de Geerard Wolsschat, et Henry Aertssen, 1615. On les vend chez Ieronime Verdussen.. Anvers, en l'Imprimerie de Geerard Wolsschat, et Henry Aertssen, 1615. On les vend chez Ieronime Verdussen.. FIRST FRENCH EDITION 1615, folio in sixes, approximately 315 x 200 mm, 12¼ x 8 inches, printed half-title followed by engraved pictorial title page depicting 2 knights on horseback firing guns, another with lance plus 2 allegorical figures, Pallas and Hercules, and a battle in the background, 16 engraved plates on 15 folding sheets, decorated initials, pages: (12), 209, (2), bound in full contemporary calf, expertly rebacked with original backstrip laid on, raised bands, gilt ruled compartments with small gilt motif, gilt lettering, original endpapers retained. Gilt on spine slightly dull, very small neat repairs to corners, covers slightly marked, armorial bookplate of Nathaniel Cholmley appointed Sheriff of Yorkshire in 1754, on front pastedown, half-title lightly browned at edges, a few pages lightly browned, tiny hole due to paper flaw in Plate XII, neatly repaired on blank side, no loss of image. A very good tight clean copy. Lodovico Melzo (1558-1617) was born in Milan to an important Milanese family. He became a member of the Knights of St. John of Jerusalem and he represents the professional Italian soldier of the period. He was Lieutenant General of the Spanish Cavalry in the Low Countries at the Truce of 1609. The very good large plates show single cavalrymen, battle scenes, troop dispositions and exercises etc. many against landscape backgroun … [Click Below for Full Description]
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