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Oblong handbook of fortification design

BEHR, Johann Heinrich. Der aufs Neu-verschantzte Turenne oder gründlich alt- und neue Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Frankfurt and Leipzig, widow of Reinhard Wächtler, printed by Christoph Balthasar Lampe, 1690. Oblong 8vo (11 x 17 cm). With engraved frontispiece and 32 engraved plates. Contemporary calf. Full description
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First and only German edition, with new and more extensive illustrations

CHASSELOUP-LAUBAT, François, Marquis de.

Versuche über einige Theile der Artillerie und der Befestigungskunst, ... Aus dem Französischen übersetzt und mit einem Nachtrage begleitet, von Ignaz Rueber, ... Mit neun Kupfertafeln.
Vienna, J.G. Heubner, 1826. 8vo. With 9 large folding engraved plates (I-IX) with 117 numbered figures (1-74 & 1-43). Near contemporary (ca. 1835?) half calf, gold-tooled spine.

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Seminal work on Dutch methods of fortification, with illustrated title-page and 69 double-page plates

DÖGEN, Matthias.

Heutiges tages übliche Kriges Bau-kunst...
Including: DÖGEN, Matthias. Streit-bau-Kunst, ...
Amsterdam, Lowijs Elzevier, 1648. Folio (31 x 21 cm). With engraved title-page, 29 (A-Ff) and 40 (of 41, unnumbered) double-page engraved plates. With 3 unsigned quires (together 20 pp.) with letterpress tables of data made for this edition, but lacking in many copies. Lacking the unnumbered double-page engraved plate of "Nova Palma" as in many copies. Contemporary or near contemporary vellum.

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Rare second German edition, with additional plates, of the first great French fortification manual

ERRARD, Jean.

Fortificatio, das ist, Künstliche und wolgegründte Demonstration und Erweisung, wie und welcher Gestalt gute Festungen anzuordnen, ...
Oppenheim, Hieronymus Galler, 1620. Folio. With engraved title-page, the engraved arms of the dedicatee, 47 numbered engraved plates (2 single-page and 45 double-page), numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Later 17th-century vellum over flexible boards.

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Last (only Amsterdam) edition of a seminal masterpiece on the art of fortification,
with 35 double-page plates

FREITAG, Adam.

Architectura militaris nova et aucta, oder Newe vermehrte Fortification, ...
Amsterdam, Daniel Elzevier, 1665. With an integral engraved general title-page, 35 double-page engraved plates containing 185 numbered figures (at least the two signed plates by Willem Hondius), and 8 double-page letterpress tables. Contemporary(?) calf.

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