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The first principles of fortification, for the young engineer,
with 36 folding plates

CLAIRAC, Louis André de. L'ingenieur de campagne, ou traité de la fortification passagere.
Paris, Charles-Antoine Jombert (colophon: printed by Jacques Guerin), 1749. 4to. With 36 folding engraved plates by Claude Charles Riolet and an engraved armorial vignette at the head of the dedication. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 750
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A rare pocket atlas for officers and travellers, with 25 maps

CLEYNHENS, Bernardus. Accuraat geografisch kaart-boekje of zak-atlas van het keyzerryk en geheel Duytsland, de Oostenrykse Nederlanden, …
Haarlem, Bernardus Cleynhens, [ca. 1747?]. Small 8vo (16 x 10 cm). With 25 double-page engraved maps (2 overview maps), and an engraved plate with 8 scales, all hand-coloured, partly in outline. Half textured red cloth (ca. 1860?). Full description
€ 5,000
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Untrimmed copy of a great fortification manual, with 40 folding plates

[CORMONTAINGNE, Louis de]. Architecture militaire, ou L'art de fortifier, ... Premier[- seconde] partie.
The Hague, Jean Neaulme, Adriaen Moetjens II, 1741. 2 volumes bound as 1. Royal 4to (30.5 x 24 cm). With 40 numbered engraved folding plates with fortification plans (24 double-page and 16 larger full-sheet). Late 18th-century(?) mottled half calf. Full description
€ 2,500
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Nice Italian atlas of the Dutch Republic and its possessions overseas

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. Teatro della Guerra. Il Belgio Confederato.
[Venice, 1706]. Oblong 8vo (leaves 19.1 x 25.5 cm). With 127 engraved plates: 2 general titles (transcribed together to give the title above), and 10 part-titles, folding portrait of the English King and Dutch Stadtholder William III, 2 plates with coats of arms, 11 full-page maps, 53 plates with 75 plans of cities and fortifications (including 1 repeat), 33 plates with 50 city views, 8 plates with views of buildings, 3 of tombs of naval heroes, 3 costume plates and a view of a wind cart on the beach. Contemporary vellum. Full description
€ 12,500
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The conquest of Spain by the Moors and a biography of its Islamic ruler Almanzor

DE LUNA, Miguel. Histoire des deux conquestes d'Espagne par les Mores, … Par Abdulcacim Tarif Abentarique, … Avec la description de l'Espagne, …, la vie du grand Almansor par Ali Abensufian, et quelques lettres & pieces originales.
Paris, Widow of François Muguet, 1708. 12mo. Contemporary mottled calf, with richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 2,500
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Richly illustrated work on fortification,
with 148 engravings

DESPREZ DE SAINT-SAVIN, Pierre-Samuel. Nouvelle ecole militaire, ou la fortification moderne, divisée en quatre parties, ornée de cent-cinquante [recté 148] planches en taille-douce...
Paris, P.G. le Mercier, 1735. Oblong 8vo (13 x 19.5 cm). With an engraved frontispiece and 148 engravings, many nearly full-page. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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