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1 ALLINGHAM, W. [DE VAUBAN] [CAMBRAY] The New Method of Fortification, As practised by Monsieur de Vaauban, Engineer-General of France. Together with a New Treatise of Geometry. The Third Edition. Carefully Revised and Corrected by the Original. To which is now added, A Treatise of Military Orders, and the Art of Gunnery, or throwing of Bombs, Balls, etc. to hit any Object assign'd. The whole Work Illustrated with 32 Copper Plates.
W. Freeman. London. 1702 
8vo. Third Edition. Only 18 plates; 1-8 & A-K (no J). A Treatise of Geometry; 1-60pp: A Treatise of Fortification; 61-186pp: The Art of Gunnery; 187-213pp., including table. Full calf with inlaid design on both boards. Upper board detatched. Missing sections to spine. Bookplate of Lt. Gen. Leverne. Inscription from Richard Rye to Levern dated 1719 to front end paper. Complete this scarce book would be £1,500. Price reflects condition and is sold as seen. Sébastien Le Prestre, Seigneur (Marquis) de Vauban (1633–1707), Marshal of France and foremost military engineer. Famous for designing fortifications and in breaking through them. Advised Louis XIV. Involved in the Siege of Maastricht (1673), the Siege of Valenciennes (1677) the fortification of the cities of Strasbourg (1681) and Landau (1688). Often attributed to the pen of Vauban, the work is a translation of the Chevalier de Cambray's "Maniere de fortifier de Mr. de Vauban" first published in English in 1691. 37156 
Price: 200.00 GBP
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