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HISTOIRE... NOUVELLEMENT TRADUITE DU GREC PAR DOM VINCENT THUILLIER... AVEC UN COMMENTAIRE OU UN CORPS DE SCIENCE MILITAIRE.... PAR M. DE FOLARD. PARIS: P. & J.-M. GANDOUIN, P.-F. GIFFART & N.-P. ARMAND, 1727-1730, 6 VOLUMES, [8], LXXIV, LXXX, 279, [7]; XLII, [279]-749, [3], 441-473, [1]; XLII, [10], 434, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XLVIII, 482, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XXXVIII, 508; C, 558, [2]PP., ILLUSTRATION: ONE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, 10 ENGRAVED HEAD-PIECES, 125 ENGRAVED PLATES (SOME DOUBLE-PAGE), A FEW WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES
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Polybius (c. 200-118BC).
HISTOIRE... NOUVELLEMENT TRADUITE DU GREC PAR DOM VINCENT THUILLIER... AVEC UN COMMENTAIRE OU UN CORPS DE SCIENCE MILITAIRE.... PAR M. DE FOLARD. PARIS: P. & J.-M. GANDOUIN, P.-F. GIFFART & N.-P. ARMAND, 1727-1730, 6 VOLUMES, [8], LXXIV, LXXX, 279, [7]; XLII, [279]-749, [3], 441-473, [1]; XLII, [10], 434, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XLVIII, 482, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XXXVIII, 508; C, 558, [2]PP., ILLUSTRATION: ONE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, 10 ENGRAVED HEAD-PIECES, 125 ENGRAVED PLATES (SOME DOUBLE-PAGE), A FEW WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES
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Polybius (c. 200-118BC).
HISTOIRE... NOUVELLEMENT TRADUITE DU GREC PAR DOM VINCENT THUILLIER... AVEC UN COMMENTAIRE OU UN CORPS DE SCIENCE MILITAIRE.... PAR M. DE FOLARD. PARIS: P. & J.-M. GANDOUIN, P.-F. GIFFART & N.-P. ARMAND, 1727-1730, 6 VOLUMES, [8], LXXIV, LXXX, 279, [7]; XLII, [279]-749, [3], 441-473, [1]; XLII, [10], 434, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XLVIII, 482, [2 (ERRATA LEAF)]; XXXVIII, 508; C, 558, [2]PP., ILLUSTRATION: ONE ENGRAVED PORTRAIT, 10 ENGRAVED HEAD-PIECES, 125 ENGRAVED PLATES (SOME DOUBLE-PAGE), A FEW WOODCUT DIAGRAMS, WOODCUT INITIALS, HEAD- AND TAIL-PIECES

Folard, Jean-Charles de (1669-1752). Supplément à l'histoire de Polybe... contenant Les nouvelles découvertes sur la guerre, par le même; Lettre critique d'un officier hollandois; & Sentimens d'un homme de guerre sur le système militaire de Chevalier de Folard. Amsterdam: Zacharie Chatelain & fils, 1753, [9], iv-xii, 273pp., title-page printed in red and black, illustration: engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette on title-page, 8 folding engraved plates

together 2 works in 7 volumes, 4to (256 x 187mm.), binding: uniform contemporary calf, spines gilt in compartments, some light browning in volume 3 of first work, some sides rubbed


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Polybius's great history of the spread of Roman domination is replete with military information and this edition is heavily illustrated with battle plans etc. by Foulard. Polybius was highly regarded by such figures as Gibbon and Montesquieu.

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