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Der Wahre Vauban, oder der von den Teutschen und Holländern verbesserte Französische Ingenieur, worinnen I. die Arithmetic, II. die Geometrie, III. die off- und deffensiv- Kriegs-Bau-Kunst, nach den Grundsäzen des berühmten Herrn von Vauban --, with Bericht von Belagerung und Vertheidigung einer Vestung versasset durch den Herrn von Goulon
Peter Conr. Monath Nurnberg: Peter Conr. Monath. 1737. First edition thus. Hardcover. Very Good. 1737. First German edition (originally published in French, "Le Veritable Vauban," at the Hague in 1708). Hardcover, 4to., full calf, 4 raised bands on spine. 165, register, 60 pp. Title page in black and red. Engraved frontis and 35 fold-out plates in the rear. Shallow loss to spine ends and top right corner of the front board. Tidemark visible on the top margin of the first 10 pages; light fading to contents. Plates are in very nice condition; no tearing; bright and unmarked. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. Contemporary ownership signatures on fly leaf and title page. Great views and plans of Vauban's famous fortifications. RARE.
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