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    Carlo Theti's Famous Treatise on Fortifications, with Eleven Double-Page Plates, Not Usually Seen

    Carlo Theti. Discorsi delle fortificationi, espugnationi, & disese delle citta, & d'altri Luoghi. Diuisi in Libri Otto. Venice: Francesco de Franceschi Senese, 1589. First complete edition of Theti's treatise (preceded by two incomplete versions, in 1569 and 1575). Folio. Approximately 14 x 10 inches. [ii], 49, [3], 70, [2, blank], 86, [1, blank] pages. With many intertextual woodcuts. In addition, this copy has eleven double-page plates inserted - most examples of this title at auction have not had these double-page plates. This copy complete, but bound out of sequence. Contemporary full vellum (bound in manuscript binding waste of an undated missal leaf) over thin boards. Some toning and wear to binding, some leaves dampstained, a few leaves with reinforcement at the inner margins, fol. B-B2 in Book Seven a bit loose. Still, a very good copy of this treatise, written by one of Prince Maximilian's tutors on the art of war. Riccardi II, 516-517. Cockle 776. From the collection of a gentleman of New York.

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