London, South Kensington
5 June 2007
DE VILLE, Antoine. Les Fortifications ... contenans la Maniere de Fortifier toute sorte de Places. Lyon: chez Irenee Barlet, 1628. 2° (352 x 238mm). Additional engraved architectural title, armorial on title, full-page portrait, 53 engraved plates, one double-page, 9 folding (some staining, spotting and light browning). Contemporary calf gilt (rebacked, rubbed and scuffed, light stain on upper cover). Provenance: William Charles de Meuron, Earl Fitzwilliam & Mark Dineley (armorial bookplates). FIRST EDITION. Cockle 831 (citing editions of 1640 and 1672 only).
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