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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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Illustrated work on fortification and artillery

GRUBER, Johann Sebastian.

Neuer und gründlicher Unterricht, … Nebenst einem Bericht von Zubereitung einiger Ernst-Feuerwerckes-Kugeln.
Nuremberg, Johann Hoffmanns, Engelbert Strecken and Abraham von Werth, 1700. 8vo. With double-page engraved frontispiece, 1 letterpress folding table and 16 engraved plates. Blue paper covered boards.

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27 folding plates with 168 fortification plans, sections, elevations, views, palisades, equipment, etc.

HEIDEMANN, Christoph.

Architectura militaris; oder, Anlaitung wie auff unterschidliche Arten starcke Vestungen zubawen, denen nach itziger Kriegs-Practic gewöhnlichen Offensionen entgegen zustellen; ...
München, Johann Jäcklin, 1664. 3 parts in 1 volume. Small folio (30 x 20.5 cm). With an engraved title-page by Melchior Küsell and 168 figures (I-CLXIV & A-D) on 27 double-page plates (A-Bb including W, & "zwischen O und P"), engraved by Christoph Stenglin. 18th-century blue paper over boards.

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Three works on fortification and warfare,
each illustrated with several engraved plates

LANDSBERG, Johann Hendrik van.

Neue Grund-Risse und Entwürffe der Kriegs-Bau-Kunst.
Dresden and Leipzig, Friedrich Hekel, 1737. With engraved frontispiece and 21 engraved plates.
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(2) HERLIN, Ludwig Andreas. Das zum Krieg gehörige Augen-Merck, ...Dresden, heirs of Joh. Christ. Zimmermanns and Johann Nicolaus Gerlachen, 1738.
Including: GLASER, Johann Christoph. Antwort-Schreiben auf die vom Herrn Grafen von A. gethane drey Fragen ...
Dresden and Leipzig, Friedrich Heckel, 1736. With 6 engraved folding plates (numbered I-VI), each displaying several images, and a woodcut armorial headpiece.
(3) LAMPE, Philipp Christoph. Die in Bataille victorisirende Vestung, ...
Nuremberg, Christoph Weigel, 1738. With 8 engraved folding plates. 3 works in 1 volume. 4to. Contemporary vellum.

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Prussian fortification & artillery manual, with about 112 drawings

MAHLENDORFF.

Fortification passagère et permanente [= Erstes Heft]. Artillerie. [=] Zweites Heft.
[Berlin?, ca. 1850?]. 2 volumes. Small 4to (21 x 17 cm). Manuscript in German, written in brown ink on paper in a cursive hand mixing Latin and gothic characteristics, the two volumes with about 100 and 12 drawings respectively (mostly pen and ink, but a few in pencil), mostly in the large fore-edge margins left for that purpose, but with 7 in vol. 1 on folding slips tipped onto the leaves. Most show fortification plans but there are also sections, elevations and a few other drawings, including diagrams. Contemporary uniform black half vellum.

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A critique of Dutch fortification

NEUBAUER, Christian.

Discoursus et vera architecturae militaris praxis, oder Gründliche Beschreibung, und Nützlicher Unterricht der neu inventirten fortification...
Stargard, Berger Campe, 1679. Small folio (28 x 19.5 cm). With an engraved title-page and 24 numbered engravings on 7 folding leaves. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment.

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Handbook of field fortification,with 10 lithographed folding plates

PESCHEL, Carl Friedrich.

Die Kriegsbaukunst im Felde. Ein Leitfaden für den Unterricht in Militair-Schulen, und als Handbuch für die Officiere aller Waffen...
Dresden and Leipzig, Arnoldischen Buchhandlung, 1832. 8vo. With 11 lithographed plates (10 folding), 1 folding letterpress table, and numerous tables in text. Later half calf; rebacked, with the original gold-tooled backstrip laid down.

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"The modern engineer", with 8 engraved plates

ROTBERG, Franz Daniel von.

L'ingenieur moderne, ou essai de fortification, qui enseigne la mèthode de construire & de fortifier des places capables de résister aux vigoureuses attaques de notre tems, ...
The Hague, Fredrik Hendrik Scheurleer, 1744. 8vo. With a woodcut device on title-page and 8 folding engraved plates (numbered I-VIII). Contemporary half calf, gold-tooled spine.

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The besieging and defence of forts in German wars

SEYDEL, F.S. Nachrichten über vaterländische Festungen und Festungskriege, von Eroberung und Behauptung der Stadt Brandenburg, bis auf gegenwärtige Zeiten, aufgesetzt für jüngere Krieger.
Leipzig and Züllichau, Darnmannschen Buchhandlung, 1818-1819. 2 (of 4) parts in 1 volume. 8vo. Contemporary mottled half calf. Full description
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Classic work on fortification, with 24 double-page plates,
including spectacular mountain-top fortresses

SPECKLIN, Daniel. Architectura von Vestungen, ...
Strasbourg, Lazarus Zetzner, 1608. Folio in 4s (34 x 23.5 cm). With the title-page printed in red and black within architectural scrollwork frame engraved by Mattheus Greuter, engraved coat of arms, engraved author's portrait by Johann Theodor de Bry, 24 double-page engraved plates (1 signed by Mattheus Greuter and others attributable to him), and around 30 woodcut illustrations in the text. Lacking 1 single-page plate with 2 figures. Contemporary vellum. Full description
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First German edition of the inaugural work of the first Dutch school of fortification

STEVIN, Simon. Festung-Bawung, das ist, Kurtze und eygentliche Beschreibung, wie man Festungen bawen, unnd sich wider allen gewaltsamen Anlauff der Feinde zu Kriegszeiten auffhalten, sichern und verwahren möge: ...
Frankfurt am Main, Wolfgang Richter for the widow of Levinius Hulsius, 1608. 4to. With a woodcut fortification plan on the title-page and about 30 woodcut illustrations in the text. Lacking the 2 woodcut plates and 3 smaller woodcut slips. 20th-century grey-brown half calf. Full description
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A "friendly contest" between the Dutch, French and German systems of fortification

STURM, Leonhard Christoph.

Freundlicher Wett-streit der französischen, holländischen und teutschen Krieges-Bau-Kunst, worinnen die Befestigungs-Manier des Hrn. von Vauban an Neu-Breisach, die beste Manier des Hrn. von Coehoorn, und Zweyerley Vostellungen der von L.C. Sturm publicirten, und nach des weit-berühmten Hrn. George Rimplers Maximen eingerichteten Manier, ...
Augsburg, Jeremia Wolffens, printed by Peter Detleffsen, 1718. Folio. With 19 engraved plates (18 folding and 1 double-page), numbered I-XIX, and 1 woodcut illustration in text. Modern paper boards.

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Dialogue between an engineer and a young man on military architecture

STURM, Leonhard Christoph.

Architectura militaris hypothetico-eclectica, oder gründliche Anleitung zu der Kriegs-Baukunst, aus den Hypothesibus und Erfindungen der meisten und besten Ingenieurs dargestellet, und mit 79. Kupfer-Tafeln versehen.
Nuremberg, Peter Conrad Monath, 1736. 4to. With and engraved portrait of the author as frontispiece, engraved publisher's device on title-page, and 79 figures (numbered I - LXXIX) on 42 folding folding plates. Contemporary vellum.

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The fortification method of Vauban

STURM, Leonhard Christoph.

Der wahre Vauban, oder der von den Deutschen und Holländern verbesserte französische Ingenieur ...
Nuremberg, George Peter Monath, 1761. With an engraved frontispiece and 31 folding engraved plates.
With: (2) GOULON, Louis. Bericht von Belagerung und Vertheidigung einer Festung.Nuremberg, George Peter Monath, 1761. With 4 engraved plates. 2 works in 1 volume. 4to. Modern plain paper boards.

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Extremely rare unauthorized edition of a manual on field fortification for young officers

TIELKE, Johann Gottlieb. Unterricht für die Offiziers die sich zu Feldingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzügen mit Nutzen beywohnen wollen, durch Beyspiele aus dem letzten Kriege erläutert, und mit nöthigen Plans versehen...
Vienna, Johann Thomas Edlen von Trattner, 1785. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece and 32 folding engraved plates. 19th-century green half morocco. Full description
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Manual on field fortification for young officers

TIELKE, Johann Gottlieb.

Unterricht für die Officiers, die sich zu Feld-Ingenieurs bilden, oder doch den Feldzügen mit nutzen beywohnen wollen, durch Beyspiele aus dem letzten Kriege erläutert, und mit nöthigen Plans versehen ... Vierte rechtmässige und vermehrte Auflage.
Dresden and Leipzig, Johann Samuel Gerlach, 1787. 8vo. With an engraved frontispiece, engraved armorial headpiece on leaf A3, 32 (folding) engraved plates and 5 letterpress folding tables. Later paper-covered boards.

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