Collection of 18 English military tracts, 1619-1652, in one volume
ENGLISH MILITARY TRACTS
An exceptional collection of 18 pamphlets in one volume, comprising:
AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF 18 PAMPHLETS IN ONE VOLUME, COMPRISING:
i. Davies, Edward. The Arte of Warre, and Englands Traynings. Edward Griffin, 1619. Folding plate following V2, browning to title page [STC 6326]; ii. Norton, Robert. Of the Art of Great Artillery. Edward Allde for John Tap, 1624. Staining, tear to title page [STC 18676]; iii. Instructions for Musters and Armes, and the use thereof. Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1626. Printed marginalia, leaves folded to fit binding with some tearing [STC 7683.5]; iv. Instructions for the execution of Marshall Law, in His Majesties Armie. Bonham Norton and John Bill, 1626. APPARENTLY UNRECORDED: NOT IN STC, title page stained; v. Norton, Robert. The Gunners Dialogue. With the Art of great Artillery. [Eliot's Court Press for] John Tap, 1628. Woodcut border to title page with woodcut diagram on the verso, woodcut headpiece and initial, the Art of great Artillery being a reissue of (ii) [STC 18674]; vi. C[ooke], E[dward]. The Prospective Glasse of Warre. [Thomas Cotes for] Roger Mitchell, 1628. Title page with woodcut vignette, five pages of woodcut diagrams, woodcut folding plate, some leaves soiled [STC 5670]; vii. Ashesone, James. The Military Garden. Edinburgh: John Wreittoun, 1629. Woodcut initials, without folding plate called for by STC [STC 88]; viii. Roberts, John. Great Yarmouths Exercise. Thomas Harper to be sold by Ellis Morgan, 1638. [STC 21039, only one copy listed]; ix. N[orwood], R[ichard]. Fortification or Architecture Military. Thomas Cotes for Andrew Crooke, 1639. Numerous woodcut diagrams, two folding tables and one folding plate, errata leaf [STC 18690]; x. The Exercise of the English, in the Militia of the Kingdome of England. , woodcut vignettes [Wing E3862, "possibly a fragment"]; xi. Roberts, Captain Lewes. Warre-fare epitomized, In a Century, of military observations. Richard Oulton for Ralph Mabb, 1640. Engraved frontispiece portrait [STC 21095]; xii. M., R. The best schoole of war. for R.H., 1642. [Wing M70, VERY RARE, only the Huth copy is listed in Wing, and one
other copy was sold in these rooms in 1993]; xiii. C[ruso], J[ohn]. Castrametation, or the measuring out of the quarters for the Encamping of an Army. R[obert] C[otes] for Andrew Crook, 1642. With separate title page for The order of military watches, woodcut diagrams, Military Watches bound before Castrametation, sheet C in duplicate, the dedication leaf to Philip Skippon in two settings (one signed H4) [Wing C7432]; xiv. Markham, Gervase. The Souldiers Exercise in Three Bookes. The third Edition Corrected and Amended. John Dawson to be sold by Lawrence Blaiklock, 1643, separate title page for The Souldiers Accidence and both parts of The Souldiers Grammar, woodcut vignettes, one folding letterpress diagram, woodcut diagrams (two folding), title page dust stained [Wing M674]; xv. Orders to be observed in the Marching, Imbattelling, Fighting, and Dismarching of the Citie-Forces. May 23 1644. 1644 [Wing L2851L]; xvi. [Raynsford, John.] The Yong Souldier. John Raworth for Joseph Hunscott, 1645. [Wing R419E]; xvii. R., T. The Souldiers Accompt. M.F., 1647. Oblong 4to, with lists and tables, folded to fit binding [Wing R90A]; xviii. Roberts, John. The Compleat Cannoniere. W. Wilson to be sold by George Hurlock, 1652. Woodcut frontispiece, woodcut repeated at sig. D4v, woodcut diagrams, tables, index, THIS EDITION NOT IN WING
all printed in London except where otherwise stated, bound together in later calf, small 4to (190 x 150mm.), red morocco lettering piece ("Mathematical pamphlets of warr yearly vol.II"), housed in a collectors cloth box
AN EXCEPTIONAL COLLECTION OF ENGLISH MILITARY PAMPHLETS OF THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD, INCLUDING SEVERAL EXCESSIVELY RARE IMPRINTS.
i. only "Baldwin Fulford | Great Fulford" and "Thomas Dale 1667" (ownership inscriptions); Volume: James Tregaskis & Son, sold to Lord Cottesloe (letter dated 13 June 1929 enclosed with lot)
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