London, South Kensington
6 June 2006
VAUBAN, Sebastien Le Prestre de. Mémoire pour servir d'instruction dans la conduite des siéges et dans la défense des places. Leiden: J.& H. Verbeek, 1740. 4° (283 x 210mm). Title printed in red and black, engraved arms of the dedicatee on following leaf, 29 folding engraved plates by P. Yver, folding printed table. Contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spine (a few scratches on lower cover, small part of title-label missing). Provenance: P. R. Sandwell (bookplate).
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