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
NotesFirst Edition. Uncommon: COPAC has BL only; six copies on OCLC. Splendid early 18th-century artillery handbook with slightly naïve, but highly attractive plates.
Octavo. (192 x 110mm.). , 144pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, raised bands, spine gilt in compartments, edges sprinkled in red.
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.
Light browning, externally just a little rubbed at the extremities, joints starting, a nice copy.
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