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Fl. Vegetii Renati viri illustris De re MILITARI LIBRI QUATUOR. Sexti Iulii Frontini viri consularis De strategematis libri totidem. Aeliani De instruendis aciebus liber vnus. Modesti De vocabulis rei militaris liber vnus.
Parisiis. Sub scuto Basiliensi ex officina Christiani Wecheli. M.D.XXXV. [1535].. Item picturæ bellicæ cxx. passim Vegetio adiectæ / Collata sunt omnia ad antiquos codices, maxime` Budaei, quod testabitur Aelianus. THIRD Wechell edition, 1535. TEXT IN LATIN. Folio bound in sixes, approximately 310 x 205 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, numerous errors in paging, all catch words correct, LACKS 6 ILLUSTRATIONS ON 3 LEAVES, N4, P3 and Q1, 116 FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (OF 122) plus 1 half page, (the knight in amour at front of book is duplicated "lansquenet" ), 1 small text illustration and some troop formations in the text. Pages: [8], 1-279, [1], collation: a4, A-Y6, Z8; printers device to title page and last page, decorated initials, bound in full old calf, edges gilt. Binding worn, rubbed and scuffed with some repairs to spine, shelf wear to edges and corners with repairs, title page has neat small repair to outer edge, nowhere near text, all outer margins of text and illustrations have pale stain (see attached images), not affecting images or text, occasional neat old ink marginalia, some pale age-browning to last three pages, occasional small brown spot, 1 plate has pale spotting to margins, not affecting image, otherwise a very good copy with superb illustrations including catapults, rams, cannons, grenades, scaling ladders, water-raising machines, a water-clock, diving equipment, bridges, rafts etc. See: Harvard College Library Department of Printing, Volume 2, page 599, No. 487; C. Fairfax Murray, Catalogue of Early French Books, page 835, No. 563. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST.
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