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Lot nr:724
Book nr:36067
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-folio (31,3 x 19,2 cm), [6]- 54 pp, large woodcut printer's device on title page, full-page engraved portrait of Prince Maurice; woodcut head-pieces, initials and diagrams. Lacking 1 leaf of the introduction (arms of the Prince and sonnets), supplied in xerox. Paper yellowed, inner margin of title page strengthened.
Bound as usual with: idem. Nouvelle mani?re 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. First edition of this esteemed work. 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 Elzevier Press to contain the two brothers' names in the imprint
Price:€2400 - €3600
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