Marzioli, Precetti militari, Bologna, 1683, contemporary vellum
Precetti militari... Con un'aggiunta dello stesso autore de comandi sopra li capitoli delle figure del maneggio dell'armi, e voluzioni. (Bologna: Giuseppe Longhi, 1683)
folio (390 x 268mm.), half-title, engraved title-page, engraved portrait of the dedicatee, Ferdinand Maria of Bavaria, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces, engraved illustrations (some full-page), woodcut printer's device above colophon, contemporary vellum, a few small wormholes in binding, spine defective at head and foot
Third edition. The text has been reset so that many of the images now appear alongside the relevant letterpress text, rather than on separate sheets as in the first edition (see lot 305).
Thomas Francis Fremantle, armorial bookplate
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