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Lot nr:103
Book nr:33610
Author:STEVIN, Simon
Title:La Castrametation, descrite par Symon Stevin de Bruges, selon l'ordonnance & usage de tres-illustre, tres-excellent Prince et Seigneur Maurice, par la grace Dieu Prince d'Orange ....
Town:Leyden
Publisher:Matthieu & Bonaventure Elzevier
Year:1618
Description:In-f°, [8]- 54 pp, large woodcut printer's device on title page, full-page engraved portrait and coat-of-arms of Prince Maurice; woodcut head-pieces, initials and diagrams. Old ms. annotation on title page.
Bound with: idem. Nouvelle manière de fortification par Escluses. Leyden, Matthieu & Bonaventure Elzevier, 1618. In-f°, [iv]-61 pp. With 37 woodcut illustrations in text and 1 folding plate, all depicting sluices. Condition: inner margin of title page strengthened, water stain on the first 2 lvs. A few lvs. browned.
Bound in full vellum, blind-stamped, some stains
Note:1) Important work on the construction and lay-out of military quarters by Stevin. In the book we find exact information on common practice, as well as on its historical development. A good copy of this esteemed work. Our copy is another issue or the rare Waesberghe edition. Matthieu & Bonaventure Elzevier did publish a second edition of this book, "revueuë et corrigée" in the same year. Ref. Bierens de Haan, 4576 ; Willems 149
2) Bierens de Haan 4577 ; Willems 149 ; Bibl. Belg. V 236.
Two military treatises by Stevin, and the only books from the Elzevir Press to contain the two brothers' names in the imprint
Price:€3500 - €4000
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