A collection of 6 works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, comprising:
i. Alberghetti, Sigismondo. Nova artilleria veneta... Artiglieria moderna veneta. [Venice, 1703], 2 parts in one volume, 8vo, engraved throughout and partly printed in red, parallel text in Latin and Italian, engraved portrait of the Pope, contemporary vellum, bookplate of Fratelli Salimbeni, bookplate of Pegasus with initials GPC, lacking a preliminary leaf?
ii. Bossi, Giuliano. Breve trattato d'alcune inventioni, che sono state fatte per rinforzare, e radoppiare, li tiri de gli archibugi e moschetti. Antwerp: Hieronymus Verdussen, 1626, 8vo, contemporary vellum gilt, Marcantonio Borghese (1814-1886), Prince of Sulmona, armorial bookplate, bookplate of Mark Dineley, [Cockle 840; USTC 112730, recording one copy only, in Strängnäs; ICCU records another 3 copies], lacking I5-6 (containing index?) and I7 (blank)
iii. Gentilini, Eugenio. Il perfeto bombardiero et real instruttione di artiglieri (Breve discorso in dialogo sopra le fortezze). Venice: Alessandro de' Vecchi, 1626, 2 parts, 4to, woodcut illustrations, with final blank, small red wax seal on title-page, inscription of Jonas Lund on title-page, contemporary limp vellum, [Cockle 669; USTC 4004548], slightly stained and worn
iv. Papacino d'Antoni, Alessandro Vittorio. Dell'uso delle armi da fuoco per le regie scuole teoriche d'artiglieria, e fortificazione. Turin: Stamperia reale, 1780, 8vo, with blank leaf M8, 6 folding letterpress tables, 6 folding engraved plates, contemporary calf, bookplate of Royal Artillery Library (dated 2 February 1807), occasional light staining, binding worn, textblock split
v. Sardi, Pietro. Il capo de' bombardieri essaminato, & approvato dal generale dell'artiglieria. Venice: Giunta, 1641, 4to, modern boards, uncut, [Cockle 698; USTC 4015764]
vi. Zonta, Camillo. Capitan d'arteglieria, opera non ancora d'altro autore trattata. Venice: Giovanni Antonio Giuliani, 1640, 4to, title within engraved border, with blank leaves +6 and G6, contemporary limp vellum, [Cockle 693; USTC 4017820]
For the 1592 edition of Gentilini, see lot 21.
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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