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Lupicini, Architettura militare; Discorso sopra... nuove verghe astronomiche; Discorsi militari, 1582-1587

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Lupicini, Architettura militare; Discorso sopra... nuove verghe astronomiche; Discorsi militari, 1582-1587

Lupicini, Architettura militare; Discorso sopra... nuove verghe astronomiche; Discorsi militari, 1582-1587

Estimate:

1,500

to
- 2,000 GBP

LUPICINI, ANTONIO

A volume containing three works by Lupicini, comprising:


i. Architettura militare con altri avvertimenti appartenenti alla guerra. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1582, woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations, folding woodcut plate

ii. Discorso sopra la fabrica, e uso delle nuove verghe astronomiche. Florence: Giorgio Marescotti, 1582, woodcut device on title-page and final verso, woodcut illustrations, with final blank leaf

iii. Discorsi militari... sopra l'espugnazione d'alcuni siti. Florence: Bartolomeo Sermartelli, 1587, woodcut Medici device on title-page with cardinal's hat printed in red, woodcut initials, woodcut illustration printed in margin (shaved)

3 works in one volume, 4to (220 x 138mm.), nineteenth-century vellum-backed marbled boards, manuscript list of contents on flyleaf, some staining at foot


ALL FIRST EDITIONS. Lupicini was a hydraulic engineer for the Medici in Florence who worked on the flood control for the Arno. In the first work he recommends installing a substantial ten cannon on each flank of a fortress, to ensure that defenders could match any offensive firepower.


LITERATURE:

Cockle 783 & 787; Edit16 28998, 29000, 33880

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


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