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Aelianus, De militaribus ordinibus instituendis, Venice, 1552, contemporary vellum

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Estimate:

300 to - 400 GBP

Aelianus, De militaribus ordinibus instituendis, Venice, 1552, contemporary vellum

Aelianus, De militaribus ordinibus instituendis, Venice, 1552, contemporary vellum

Estimate:

300 to - 400 GBP

Lot sold:

1,260

GBP

Aelianus


De militaribus ordinibus instituendis more graecorum (De instruendis aciebus opus) [translated by Francesco Robortello]. Venice: (Andrea and Giacomo Spinelli, July) 1552


4to (227 x 158mm.), title within woodcut border, woodcut initials, woodcut printer's device above colophon, with blank leaf K4, contemporary limp vellum, occasional light staining, lacking 2 pairs of alum-tawed ties


Written in about 110AD, Aelian's manual on tactical warfare describes the drills of the Macedonian and Roman armies, which were much imitated in the wars of the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Robortello edited the original Greek text (also printed by the Spinellis in 1552) as well as producing this Latin translation.


LITERATURE

Edit16 320; IA 100.765 & 100.766 (listing the two parts separately)

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