London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
Ordonnance du Roi, pour Régler l' Exercice de l' Infanterie. Du 1.er Janvier 1766. Paris: De l'Imprimerie Royale, 1766. 2 volumes including atlas, text vol. 2° (301 x 198mm.), atlas vol. 2° (319 x 250mm.). Title of text vol. with wood-engraved armorial, 37 double-page or folding engraved plates, all but one of battle plans, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 30 fine late 18th-century hand-coloured plates of French military uniforms after H. Gravelot, all mounted, a few folding (two figures lacking from the sequence, occasional light spotting, some more general spotting and browning to text vol.). Contemporary vellum stained green (atlas vol. rebacked with green morocco, both vols. a little bowed). Provenance: monogram stamped on title and front pastedown of atlas vol.
With Nicholas Tindal's [The Continuation of Mr Rapin de Thoyras's History of England. London: no printer, 1745]. 2° (488 x 329mm). 37 plates of medals and medallions from the reigns of William and Mary, William III and Queen Anne, by Müller and Basire, no text (one plate rather stained). Contemporary sprinkled calf (rebacked). Provenance: Richard Henry Roundell (early 19th-century armorial bookplate). (3)
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