Two seventeenth-century works, comprising:
i. Rivault, F. Les elemens de l'artillerie. Paris: Adrian Beys, 1608, 2 parts in one, 8vo, 3 folding woodcut plates, woodcut illustrations and diagrams, old vellum, [Cockle 676], one plate with tear (no loss), lacking ties
ii. La Fontaine, sieur de. Les devoirs des officiers de l'artillerie. Paris: Loyson, 1675, 12mo, engraved frontispiece and 10 folding plates, contemporary calf, spine gilt, rubbed, head of spine chipped
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
We are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
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