Marzioli, Precetti militari, Bologna, 1670, contemporary vellum
Precetti militari. (Bologna: heir of Domenico Barbieri, 1670)
folio (383 x 265mm.), half-title, engraved title-page, engraved portrait of the dedicatee, Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, numerous engraved plates and illustrations (some full-page, some included in collation and some not), woodcut printer's device above colophon, contemporary vellum, binding slightly rubbed, small section of lower cover defective
FIRST EDITION. The fine plates show a soldier in elaborate dress performing various manoeuvres with pike and musket as well as parade-ground exercises for a battalion. The dedicatee was noted at the time for establishing a small but permanent Bavarian army. For the third edition, see lot 306.
L.IV.27; Kk.IV.G2, old ink shelfmarks on inside front cover; purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 7 June 1899, £6-6s
Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.
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