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Compendio militar, escrito segundo a doutrina dos melhores Autores para instrusão dos Discipulos d'Academia Real de Fortificasão, Artilheria, e Dezenho?. Terceira parte @[all published].
Lisbon, Na Regia Typografia Silviana, 1796. - Engraved military vignette with Portuguese royal arms at center on title-page, engraved headpiece and initial on p. 1; engraved table on p. 53. (4 ll.), xv, 291 pp., (2 ll. contents, 1 l. errata, 4 ll. for notes), 39 folding engraved plates. 4°, contemporary mottled sheep (rubbed), spine richly gilt with raised bands in six compartments, citron leather lettering piece in second compartment from head with gilt short title, text block edges sprinkled red. Text clean and crisp; some plates slightly frayed at outer edges, affecting illustration only on first plate. Overall in very good, almost fine condition. ---- FIRST and ONLY EDITION of this handbook on military tactics; the first 2 parts were never published. The engraved plates show ancient weapons (e.g. maces, halberds) and war engines, modern cannon, and military formations and maneuvers. Dias Azedo (1758-1821) rose through the ranks to become Lieutenant-General. He taught for many years at the Academia Real de Fortificação, for whose students he wrote the @Compendio. In this work he used the system of orthography dictated by pronunciation that had been espoused by Verney and Theodoro de Almeida (e.g. @instrusao for @instrucção).---- Innocêncio VI, 160; XVII, 15: does not mention the 7 leaves following p. 291. Almirante p. 236: without collation. Martins de Carvalho I, 128: without mention of the 4 ll. for notes. Not located in NUC. OCLC: 774050514 (Boston Public Library). Porbase locates a single copy, in the Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal. Not located in Copac. KVK (44 databases searched) locates only the copy cited by Porbase. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
      [Bookseller: Richard C. Ramer Old and Rare Books]
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