A collection of 6 works from the seventeenth century, comprising
i. Capobianco, Alessandro. Corona, e palma militare di artiglieria. Venice: Francesco Bariletti, 1618, folio, woodcut on title-page, woodcut illustrations, later English calf, W.W. Radford, signature dated 1871, Thomas Francis Fremantle, armorial bookplate, purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 30 March 1901, £2-2s, [Cockle 673; USTC 4023336], a few leaves shaved, last leaf slightly worn, binding slightly worn
ii. Collado, Luis. Prattica manuale dell'artiglieria. Milan: Girolamo Bordoni and Pietromartire Locarno, 1606, 4to, woodcut illustrations, 16 woodcut plates (mostly folding), contemporary limp vellum, [Cockle 668; USTC 4030464], occasional staining, a few plates slightly torn
iii. Collado, Luis. Prattica manuale dell'artiglieria. Milan: Filippo Ghisolfi for Giovanni Battista Bidelli, 1641, 4to, woodcut illustrations, 26 woodcut plates (24 folding), later speckled calf, spine gilt in compartments, [USTC 4015180]
iv. Gentilini, Eugenio. Instruttione de' bombardieri. Venice: Francesco de' Franceschi, 1592, 4to, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, with final blank leaf, contemporary limp vellum, [Cockle 669; Edit16 20670], binding somewhat worn
v. Montanari, Geminiano. Manualetto de bombisti, overo ristretto delle avvertenze piu necessarie per ben maneggiare i mortari. Verona: Giovanni Battista Merlo, 1682, 12mo, 3 (of 4) folding engraved plates, contemporary vellum, manuscript title label pasted to foot of lower cover, [ICCU records 3 copies], lacking one plate, a few tears to plates
vi. Moretti, Tomaso. Trattato dell'artiglieria. Brescia: Giovanni Battista Gromi, 1672, 4to, 5 folding engraved plates, double-page letterpress table, carta rustica
together 6 volumes
Note found in the 1641 edition of Collado: "This book has diagrams & contents closely similar to those of my Italian MS of 1581. Cottesloe. 1927" (see lot 258). For an earlier edition of Collado, see lot 104.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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