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Maritime & Military History / Armory, Military Science & Technology

A dissertation from Manilla's Jesuit University
on practical mathematics for the military

ARAYA, Fernando de. Conclusiones mathematicas, practicas, y especulativas defendidas en el principio del segundo año ... 
Manila, Nicolas de la Cruz Bagay, 1758. 4to. With engraved frontispiece equestrian portrait of Ferdinand VI, King of Spain and Emperor of the Indies. Contemporary salmon-coloured silk over flexible boards, preserved in modern portfolio. Full description
€ 8,750
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Dutch edition of Barrow's Travels in China

BARROW, John. Reizen in China, ...
Haarlem, François Bohn, 1807-1809. 3 volumes. 8vo. With 10 engraved plates (6 folding, 1 double-page), the double-page plate with 2 portraits hand-coloured, 4 leaves with engraved music, and several woodcut and engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's boards. Full description
€ 950
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Italian translation of an important work on military and civic architecture,
with 54 aquatint plates

BÉLIDOR, Bernard Forest de. La scienza degli ingegneri nella direzione delle opere di fortificazione e d'architettura civile ... Seconda edizione con nuove aggiunte e correzioni.
Milan, Perelli and Mariani, 1840. 2 volumes (text and atlas). 4to. Atlas volume with 54 aquatint plates, all double-page except 3 folding plates and 2 single-page. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. Full description
€ 1,250
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Richly illustrated work on fortification,
with 148 engravings

DESPREZ DE SAINT-SAVIN, Pierre-Samuel. Nouvelle ecole militaire, ou la fortification moderne, divisée en quatre parties, ornée de cent-cinquante [recté 148] planches en taille-douce...
Paris, P.G. le Mercier, 1735. Oblong 8vo (13 x 19.5 cm). With an engraved frontispiece and 148 engravings, many nearly full-page. Contemporary calf, richly gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,250
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First French edition of the fortification manual that spread Dutch practice internationally

FREITAG, Adam. L'architecture militaire ou la fortification nouvelle, ...
Leiden, Abraham and Bonaventura Elzevier, 1635. Folio. With engraved title-page, 35 double-page engraved illustration plates containing 185 numbered figures, 8 double-page letterpress tables and "Table du profil". With 2 figures in the plates coloured by an early hand. Mottled, tanned sheepskin (ca. 1730?), gold-tooled spine. Full description
€ 1,950
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With 30 plates of fortifications, machinery and related items

HEER, Christoph. Theoria et praxis artis muniendi modernae das ist Kunstmässige Handgriffe und Anweissung der vierfachen Fortification nach welcher heute zu Tag die Festungen in Europa pflegen erbawet zu werden ...
Frankfurt am Main, Johann Michael Polich for the author, 1689. 2 parts in 1 volume. 4to. With an engraved title-page and 30 engraved plates. Early 19th-century cloth. Full description
€ 750
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