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Military History / Military History 18th Century

First issue of the first edition of an important work on military and civic architecture,
with 53 engraved plates

BÉLIDOR, Bernard Forest de.

La science des ingenieurs dans la conduite des travaux de fortification et d'architecture civile.
Paris, Claude Jombert, 1729. 4to. With an engraved frontispiece by Rigault, title-page printed in red and black, engraved headpiece by Filloeul at the head of the dedication, and 53 engraved plates (51 folding), mostly after drawings by Comte Thomassin. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine with brown title-label, marbled endpapers.

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€ 1,250
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Second edition of a highly innovative work on Dutch fortification

COEHOORN, Menno van.

Nieuwe vestingbouw, op een natte of lage horisont; welke op driederleije manieren getoont word in 't fortificeren der binnengrote van de Fransche royale seshoek...
Leeuwarden, heirs and widow of Hendrik Rintjes, 1702. Folio. With 12 (of 14) engraved plates, including 6 folding and 3 double-page. Contemporary calf, with blind-stamped centrepiece on both sides.

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A great classic of Dutch fortification, with a new plate added for this edition

COEHOORN, Menno van.

Nouvelle fortification, tant pour un terrain bas et humide, que sec et élevé, representée en trois maniéres sur le contenu intérieur de l 'exagone a la Françoise, ...
Wesel, Jacob von Wesel [printed by Johann Kattepoel or his heirs, or possibly by a printer in the Netherlands], 1706. 8vo. With 14 (of 15) engraved folding plates. Contemporary vellum.

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Series of 63 large leaves of finely executed architectural and fortification drawings, most partly in colour

[DRAWINGS - MILITARY ARCHITECTURE]. [Binding title:] Zivil und Militärarchitektur.
[Germany?], 1748 [or a few years later]. Oblong Imperial folio (34.5 x 46.5 cm). A series of 63 leaves of pen and ink-wash drawings, each drawn on the recto in a thick-thin border (29 x 41 cm), with captions, headings, etc. in German in a gothic hand, foreign names and words in a Latin hand and titles in a Latin hand or lettered in roman capitals. Half red pigskin (ca. 1900), with title on the front board and spine. Full description
€ 8,500
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Fortification and military architecture, with 32 folding colour drawings (plans, sections, etc.)

[FORTIFICATION MANUSCRIPT]. Traite des fortifications.
[France, ca. 1730?]. 4 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With 32 folding drawings in black and red ink and grey and coloured washes showing plans, sections and elevations of fortifications and of military buildings, bridges, gates, etc. Near contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 7,500
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Two very rare peace treaties between Russia and the Safavid Empire

PETER II, Tsar and Shah ASHRAF. Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Tractat, zwischen dem russischen Reich und dem Sultan Eschref, jetzigem Besitzer des persischen Thrones zu Ispahan. Von russischer Seite ertheilet.
St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1729.
With: (2) ANNA, Tsarina and Shah TAHMASP II. [Title in Russian followed on the same page by:] Tractat, so zwischen Ihro Kayserl. Majest. von allen Reussen und des persischen Schachs Majest. in der Provintz Gilan zu Rätsche durch die von beyden Seiten Bevollmächtigte Ministros am 21. Jan. 1732 geschlossen worden.St. Petersburg, Imperial Academy of Sciences, 1732. Two treaties between Russia and the Safavid Empire in Russian and German in 2 parallel columns. Small folio (27.5 x 19.5 cm). Disbound. Full description
€ 6,500
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Original study of military architecture for the Collegium Theresianum,
with 22 plates

RIEGER, Christian. Universae architecturae militaris elementa brevibus recentiorum observationibus illustrata conscripta.
With: (2) SCHILSON, Johann Baptist von. Materia tentaminis publici.
Vienna, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1758. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, 22 (folding) engraved plates, 5 letterpress folding tables, and 9 smaller military illustrations (1 on title-page, 6 as head- or tailpieces and 2 in text). Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin; rebacked with most of the original gold-tooled backstrip laid down. Full description
€ 450
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Original study of military architecture for the Collegium Theresianum,
with 22 plates

RIEGER, Christian. Universae architecturae militaris elementa brevibus recentiorum observationibus illustrata conscripta.
Vienna, Johann Thomas Trattner, 1758. 4to. With engraved frontispiece, 22 (folding) engraved plates, 5 letterpress folding tables, and 9 smaller military illustrations (1 on title-page, 6 as head- or tailpieces and 2 in text). Contemporary mottled, tanned sheepskin, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 850
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