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SAINT JULIEN, Antoine.

La Forge de Vulcain,

ou l'Appareil des Machines de Guerre. Traité Curieux, dans lequel on fait voir comme en recourci quels sont les Instrumens Militaires, leur Forme, leur Matiere, & leur Composition; leur Fin, leur Appareil, & leur Execution...

1606, but 1706 Stock Code: 38652
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First Edition. Uncommon: COPAC has BL only; six copies on OCLC. Splendid early 18th-century artillery handbook with slightly naïve, but highly attractive plates.

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Description

Octavo. (192 x 110mm.). [14], 144pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled in red.

Illustrations

13 woodcut plates, three of them folding. The Macclesfield copy from the library at Shirburn Castle with the castle bookplate to the front free endpaper and blind stamp through the first few leaves.

Condition

Light browning, externally just a little rubbed at the extremities, joints starting, a nice copy.

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