Item #17226 “The Military Art” Dictionary, 1638 First Edition. George GUILLET DE SAINT-GEORGES.
“The Military Art” Dictionary, 1638 First Edition
“The Military Art” Dictionary, 1638 First Edition

“The Military Art” Dictionary, 1638 First Edition

First Edition

GUILLET DE SAINT-GEORGES, George. Les Arts de L’Homme D’Epe’e, Ou Le Dictionnaire Du Gentil-Homme… Full title in English: The Military Art, explaining the Terms and Phrases us'd in Field or Garison, the Terms relating to Artillery, the Works and Motions of Attack and Defense, and the Post and Duty of all the Officers of the Army, illustrated with historical Instances, taken from the Actions of our Armies. Paris: Chez Gervais Clouzier, 1678. First Edition of Volume II, and Complete in Itself, of a 3 volume dictionary for the instruction of Gentlemen who are 'bred to the sword'. This work, known as the ‘Gentleman’s Dictionary’, included three distinct parts, each presented in its own volume: Art of horse riding, Art of military and war and Art of sailing. The present volume is the Military Art. Each section is organized alphabetically with each entry containing explanations and examples of the military related word. Duodecimo. 267 pages. Illustrated with a large copper engraved folding plate. Sheep binding. In French. Toning to pages, as expected, and occasional, light spotting around margins. Corners bumped, and some chipping to leather boards, most noticeably a 0.75" chip at upper right quadrant of cover. Ownership signature in ink on title page. Overall in very good condition. A beautiful example of this uncommon work.

Item #17226

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