1201. [Militaria]


De re militari libri quatuor. FRONTINUS, Sextus Julius - De stratagematis libri totidem. AELIANUS, Claudius - De instruendis aciebus liber unus. MODESTUS, Joannes Antonius - De vocabulis rei militaris liber unus. Item picturae bellicae CXX [...] [ed. Guillaume Budé].

Paris, Chr. Wechel, 1535

Folio: [8]-279-[1] pp. (some sl. spotting and dampstaining, 2 ff. with spots in the lower corner, some minor paper repairs, with a few ms. annot.).

18th-c. marbled calf, gilt ornam. spine with raised bands and a label, red edges (joints, corners and turn-ins repaired).

New issue of the Wechel 1534 edition (1st: 1532), with modification of the date on title, of this illustrated edition by the French humanist G. Budé (1467-1540) of the classical texts on military matters. Ill. with 122 full-page and 1 half-page woodcuts showing military machines and siege engines, copied after the 1529 Augsburg edition by Heinrich Steiner. Woodcut mark on title and at the end.
Ref. Renouard, ICP, IV:1449 = BP16 108001. - Pettegree (FB) 90157 = USTC 185500. - STC French (BL) 436. - Adams V-332.

€ 1.200 / 1.600

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