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Concise artillery manual, second copy located

[EUGENIUS, Johann] and Joannes EDELIUM.
Manuale bombardicum oder: Hand-Büchlein, über die Bixenmeisterey.
Augsburg, Jakob Koppmayer, 1693. 12mo. With engraved frontispiece, 8 engraved plates (5 folding) and a letterpress folding table. Contemporary half sheepskin parchment. 78, [5], [1 blank] pp.
€ 3,850
Second copy located, of the expanded second edition of a concise artillery manual. The present edition notes only that it was " ... beschrieben und vermehrt durch Joannem Edelium", but it is almost certainly an expanded edition of the same publisher's 1685 work with the same title, which explicitly notes Johann Eugenius as its author. Jähns approvingly says about this rare 1685 edition: "Das kleine, für die Brusttasche eingerichtete Büchlein ist prachtig angeordent und mit ganz guten Zeichnungen ausgestattet".
With chapters on how to aim, how to fire, how to shoot at night, how to use a howitzer, what to do when ammunition jams, etc.
With an inscription on the first flyleaf. Two plates and one table bound in erroneous order, a tear in one folding plate, some minor foxing and a few small stains; a good copy. Binding rubbed and with some damage to the hinges, but still firm. Gerrare 231; Jähns, p. 1227; VD17 12:641431M (1 copy); cf. VD17 39:120516V (4 copies of 1st ed.).
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