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Le Fortificationi. Nuovamente Ristampate, Corrette & Ampliate di tutto quello che mancava per la lor compita perfettione, con l'aggiunta del sesto libro
Venice: Francesco Rampazetto, 1609. Second Edition. Hardcover (Full Leather). Good Condition. Lorini's opus on fortifications with the additional sixth volume, absent from the 1596 first edition. Bound in full early acid calf. Wear and a number of surface scratches to leather binding, some large and through to boards. One or two miniscule wormholes to spine, 6 raised bands to spine, gilt rubbed but attractive. Title page with typo for date (MDCCIX). Book 6 with a separate title page. [12]-303 (but actually 299)-[1]. Paper repair to 30-31at inner margin; pp. 57, 149, 185 and 297 misnumbered; light marginal dampstaining to numerous pages, including title and portrait (heavier to portrait); institutional stamp to title page. Numerous illustrations, both in text and full page (and two page). Lorini practiced as a military engineer in France, Flanders and Venice before the publication of Fortificationi, which was hugely successful. He offers designs for 5, 7 and 9 sided fortresses, discusses the practical aspects of their construction (layout, cost), gives a history of ancient defenses, the equipment and tools used in construction (including a very early illustration of a diving bell, a square box with a glass window for viewing) and then examines the real world case of the defenses of the Grand Duke of Tuscany (in the added Sixth book). Graesse 261, Avery 605. Size: Folio. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Architecture; Inventory No: 036977.
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