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    Sale 7471

    Valuable Printed Books and Manuscripts

    14 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 125

    DUMONT, Jean, Baron de Carlscroon, and ROUSSET, Jean de Missy. Histoire militaire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du Prince de Nassau-Frise. The Hague: Isaac van der Kloot, 1729.

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    DUMONT, Jean, Baron de Carlscroon, and ROUSSET, Jean de Missy. Histoire militaire du Prince Eugène de Savoye, du Prince et Duc de Marlborough, et du Prince de Nassau-Frise. The Hague: Isaac van der Kloot, 1729.

    2 volumes, 2° (530 x 320mm). Titles in red and black. Engraved title-vignettes, 94 double-page or folding plates including 5 letterpress tables, engraved vignettes. (Occasional scattered spotting, occasional browning, a very few short marginal tears.) Contemporary red morocco gilt, French fillets on sides, spine in compartments with floral tools, morocco lettering pieces, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (sides scuffed, some soiling). Provenance: Toulouse, Royal Artillery School (stamps) -- Central Committee of the French Royal Artillery Corps (stamps).

    WITH THE RARE 3-SHEET VIEW OF THE BOMBARDMENT OF GELDERN. A very good set in contemporary red morocco with distinguished military provenance of a history of the campaigns of these three military commanders, all of whom fought in the War of the Spanish Succession. Illustrated with fine views, maps, and plans of the various scenes of action by Jan Huchtenburgh (1647-1733), a Dutch painter and engraver who had served Prince Eugène de Savoy. A supplementary third volume was published by Jean Naulme nearly two decades later. Copies vary in the number of plates, with no consensus in the bibliographies. Brunet II, 881 ('livre bien exécuté'); Cohen de Ricci 337; Graesse II, 445. (2)


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