Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686
Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686
Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686
Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686
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Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686

Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP

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Abridgement of the English military discipline, 4 editions, 1676, 1684, 1685, 1686

Estimate: 1,200 - 1,800 GBP

Lot Sold:1,250GBP

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ABRIDGEMENT OF THE ENGLISH MILITARY DISCIPLINE

Four editions, 8vo, comprising:


i. An abridgement of the English military discipline. By His Majesties permission. London: Bill & Barker, 1676, colophon leaf at end, corrections or annotations to pp.20, 25, 31 and 33 (by the printer?), contemporary black morocco gilt, g.e., [ESTC R200457 (1 copy)], binding somewhat rubbed

ii. another edition. London: Bill deceas'd, and Hills & Newcomb, 1684, one folding printed plate (p.36), a few diagrams, disbound (slipped into old vellum cover), [ESTC R200456]

iii. another edition. ibid, 1685, [ESTC R7189], bound with:

iv. Rules and articles for the better government of His Majesties land-forces in pay during this present rebellion. ibid, 1685, [ESTC R28828], together 2 works in one, contemporary calf, last leaves of first work and all second work damp stained, binding slightly rubbed, spine repaired

v. An abridgment... [another edition]. London: Charles Bill, Hills & Newcomb, 1686, [ESTC R9769], bound after:

vi. Rules and articles... ibid, 1688, [ESTC R23604], together 2 works in one, modern red half calf


together 4 volumes


The 1676 edition of The abridgement [or abridgment] appears to be the earliest of a number of editions published in the late seventeenth century.


PROVENANCE:

1686: purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 25 May 1900, £1-1s; Thomas Francis Fremantle, bookplate in first two; Hugh Scott, signature in third

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