The Cottesloe Military Library

The Cottesloe Military Library

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Valturio, De re militari, Paris, 1532, modern calf gilt

Auction Closed

November 19, 05:30 PM GMT


2,000 - 3,000 GBP

Lot Details



De re militari libri XII. Paris: Christian Wechel, July 1532

folio (314 x 200mm.), woodcut printer's device on title-page and final verso, woodcut initials and illustrations, modern calf with gilt arabesque centrepiece, morocco lettering-pieces, gilt edges

The title-page text refers to the second Verona edition of 1483 (see lot 442), whose woodcut illustrations are copied in reverse for this edition. Some of the woodblocks are signed by Mercure Jollat.

This edition was produced by Wechel alongside an edition of Vegetius (see lot 411).


BP16 107077; Mortimer, Harvard French 535


Thomas Francis Fremantle, bookplate, purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 8 February 1901, £6-15s