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Art of Warre
, 1639. 1639. First Edition . C[RUSO], J[ohn]. The Art of Warre, or Militarie discoursesÂ… Englished by I.C. Cambridge: Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to that famous Universitie, 1639. 12mo, period-style full blind-paneled speckled calf gilt, raised bands. $4500.Extremely scarce first edition of Cruso's translation of du Praissac's long-esteemed military manual, copiously illustrated with wood-engravings, handsomely bound in period-style speckled calf.The Sieur du Praissac's Les Discours Militaires (Paris, 1614) ""makes specific, detailed reference to the military campaigns of Maurits of Nassau, especially the sieges of the 1590s"" (Richelieu's Army, 28). ""His book was widely read, both in the original French and in Cruso's English version, and was a recognized authority"" (American Military History 2:2 [1938], 110). Little is known about Cruso, except that ""he wrote or translated six military books of real value, and his publications include no books but military"" (ibid, 106). Cruso's translation of it, presented here, is addressed ""To the Gentlemen of the Artillerie and Militarie companies in this kingdome, and particularly of that in Norwich,"" with the comment that ""These are times of action, and require every true hearted subject to imploy his talent for his Majesties service and the public safety""
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