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Title: Architectura militaris hypothetico-eclectica, oder gründliche Anleitung zu der Kriegs-Baukunst, aus denen Hypothesibus und Erfindungen derer meinsten und besten Ingenieurs dargestellet.Nuremberg, Peter Conrad Monath, 1719. 4to. With an engraved device on title-page, an engraved headpiece a portrait on the first page of the dedication, engraved author's portrait, 42 engraved plates with 79 illustrations and 23 letterpress tables. Contemporary calf, gold-tooled spine, lovely gold-brocade endpapers.
Description: , . . Jähns, p. 1389; Jordan 3679; VD18 12677213; this edition not in Sloos, Warfare. Second edition of a work on military architecture by the German architect and theologian Leonhard Christoph Sturm (1669-1719). It is written in the form of a dialogue between an engineer and a youth, and divided into "conversations" instead of chapters. They talk about several well-known military engineers and their methods of fortification, including Errard de Bar le Duc, Blondel, Coehoorn, Vauban and many others. The young man poses brief questions and the engineer gives extensive answers, commenting on the advantages and disadvantages of different defence methods. The conversations are clarified in the illustrations, which depict many types of fortifications, often giving details and profiles.With the bookplate of the Dutch historian and author Willem Hendrik Schukking (1886-1967). Also with some inscriptions in ink on flyleaves, and another bookplate on the back of the title-page. Text leaves and plates in fine condition. Binding somewhat rubbed, spine slightly discoloured, otherwise good.

Keywords: Fortification & Military Architecture, *MILITARY HISTORY

Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: A. Asher & Co. B.V.
- Book number: I47F5QLKJWU8

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