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Lot 41: Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper

Printed Books and Manuscripts

by Dreweatts & Bloomsbury

March 6, 2014

London, United Kingdom

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(Sebastien , after ) Traite des Sieges, de l'attaque et deffence des Places , manuscript on paper, dedication to Monseigneur le Duc de Bourgogne, c.260pp. manuscript text in red and black with watercolour chapter headings and 33 fine folding watercolour plates and plans, manuscript 'Legende' f. loosely inserted, light foxing and browning, plate 1 upper corner repaired and restored, plate 23 with minor repairs and restorations to magins, ink inscription 'ex libris Ricardi Moore' to endpaper, handsome contemporary crushed red morocco, gilt, spine gilt in compartments, g.e., [c.1760]; Traité de Fortifications ou L'Art de Fortifier les Places, manuscript on paper, attractive watercolour title, c.260pp. manuscript text and 36 fine folding watercolour plates and plans, ink inscription 'ex libris Ricardi Moore' to endpaper, attractive contemporary calf, gilt, spine gilt in compartments, some slight rubbing and scuffing, g.e., [c.1760], folio (2) A superb pair of manuscript works after the foremost military engineers of his age. An excellent copy of Vauban's 1704 treatise written for the education of the Duc de Bourgogne, Louis XIV's youngest son, at the behest of the King.

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