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Memoires d'artillerie, o? il est trait? des mortiers, petards, arquebuses ? croc, mousquets, fusils, & c. .

Saint-Remy, Pierre Surirey de.

Published by Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam, 1702
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Uncommon Amsterdam issue following the Parisian first edition of 1697: One of the earliest treatises published on artillery, an important and often-cited guidebook to the weaponry of the time. The two volumes are illustrated with => 171 (of 179) copper-engraved plates, many oversized and folding, depicting handguns, arsenals, and weapons manufacturing. 4to (23 cm, 9"). 2 vols. I: Frontis., [18], 348 pp.; 106 (of 114) plts. II: [6], 386, [2] pp.; 64 (of 70) plts. Brunet, V, 595 (listing 1745 ed. only). Recent period-style speckled calf (signed by Grace Bindings in blind at inner area of rear cover, lower turn-in), covers framed and panelled in gilt rolls with gilt-stamped corner fleurons, spines with gilt-stamped leather title labels, gilt-ruled raised bands, and gilt-stamped compartment decorations. Vol. I frontispiece separated (and trimmed within its plate mark) but present. Variable waterstaining to pages and plates; one oversized folding plate bound in upside-down and one with tears along folds. Imperfect for sure ? and full of interest. Bookseller Inventory # 20680

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Title: Memoires d'artillerie, o? il est trait? des ...

Publisher: Pierre Mortier, Amsterdam

Publication Date: 1702

Edition: 1st Edition

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