VEGETIUS Renatus, Flavius (fl. 4th c.). De re militari ... Accesserunt Sex. Iuli Frontini Strategematôn libri quatuor: Aelianus De instruendis aciebus: Modestus De vocabularis rei militaris: Castrametatio Romanorum ex historiis Polybii. Edited and with commentaries by G. Stewech and F. Modi. Leiden: Officina Plantiniana, Francis Raphelengius, 1592.
2 parts in one volumes, 8° (169 x 110mm). Woodcut printer's device on titles. Woodcut illustrations, diagrams and initials. (Spotted, title with minor marginal paper flaws, lacking folding diagram.)
BINDING: Parisian contemporary citron morocco gilt, boards with central arms of Bartolommeo Cenami [Olivier 1860, fer 2, as 'Fer non identifiés'], panelled with triple fillets with foliate cornerpieces, borders of triple fillets, spines gilt in compartments, lettered in one, another with Cenami's lion device, the remainder decorated with foliate and other tools, gilt edges (lacking ties, board edges lightly rubbed, spine with a few unobtrusive wormholes and skilful repairs at foot).
PROVENANCE: Bartolommeo Cenami (binding) -- B. Fran. Viligiardi (inscription on title) -- [Librairie de la Seine, Paris, catalogue (2002), no. 131].
A BINDING FOR BARTOLOMMEO CENAMI (1556-1611), FINANCIER, COUNSELLOR, AND SECRETARY TO KING HENRI IV OF FRANCE, AND KEEPER OF THE ROYAL JEWELS, for whom see lot 28. Adams V-337.