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Blackwell, A compendium of military discipline, 1726, plates by Hogarth, red morocco by Zaehnsdorf

Estimate:

400

to
- 600 GBP

Blackwell, A compendium of military discipline, 1726, plates by Hogarth, red morocco by Zaehnsdorf

Blackwell, A compendium of military discipline, 1726, plates by Hogarth, red morocco by Zaehnsdorf

Estimate:

400

to
- 600 GBP

Lot sold:

750

GBP

BLACKWELL, JOHN

A compendium of military discipline, as it is practiced by the Honourable the Artillery Company of the city of London. London: for the author, and are to be sold at his house, 1726


FIRST EDITION, 8vo (190 x 120mm.), 2 large folding engraved plates of pikemen by William Hogarth, one large folding diagrammatical plate, all backed with linen, modern red morocco gilt by Zaehnsdorf, gilt edges, minor repairs to p.1 touching head-piece and diagrammatical plate


Copies of this work which were "printed for the author, and are to be sold at his house", with plates by William Hogarth, appear to be rare. ESTC lists just eight copies and only one copy has appeared at auction in the last forty years.


LITERATURE:

ESTC N4675; Index to British Military Prints 1500-1914, no.113


PROVENANCE:

T.C. Venables, bookplate; purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 7 February 1905, £2-2s

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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