Lodovico Melzo. Della Regole Militari Sopra il Governo e Servito Particolare Della Cavalleria... Antwerp, 1611.

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    Lodovico Melzo. Della Regole Militari Sopra il Governo e Servito Particolare Della Cavalleria... Antwerp: Gioachino Trognaesio, 1611. First edition.

    Folio. Approximately 11.25 x 7.75 inches. *6, A-S6, T4. [12], 221, [3] pages. Extra engraved title-page with figures of warriors on horseback. With fourteen (of fifteen) folding copper-engraved plates inserted (the missing plate had two images, II and III.) Bound in contemporary full calf boards double-ruled in gilt. Rebacked to style in modern calf, banded spine, title label. Edges speckled, new endpapers and blanks. Boards worn, some minor tears in text, light upper margin dampstain. A good copy. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

    Melzo (1558-1617) born in Milan, member of the Knights of Jerusalem, wrote this famous work on military horsemanship. Many of the plates show battlefields.

    STCV 161102. BL Low Countries M73. Cockle 732. Lipperheide 2066. Pohler III,660. Hiller 581. Villarosa 217. Argelati 920. Mennessier II,181. Huth 16. Donnet, Trognaesius, 93.

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