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Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.

FlauI VegetI Ren. v. inl. De re militari libri quatuor : post omnes omnium editiones ope veterum librorum correcti, a Godescalco Stewechio Heusdano. Accesserunt Sex. IulI Frontini Strategematô̂n libri quatuor; in eosdem Francisci Modii notae, & G. StewechI coniectanea : Aelianus De instruendis aciebus; Modestus De vocabulis rei militaris : Castrametatio Rom. ex historiis Polybii, Latinitate donata à Iano Lascari, &c. Accessit seorsum eiusdem G. StewechI in Fl. Vegetium commentarius.

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FlavI VegetI Ren. v. inl. De re militari libri qvatvor

Flavii Vegetii Ren. v. inl. De re militari libri quatuor

De re militari libri quatuor

Antuerpiae : Apud Christophorum Plantinum, M.D.LXXXV [1585]
Physical Description:
[12], 248, [4], 249-276, [16], 376, [2] p., pp. 399-419, [37] p. : ill. fold. table, port. ; 21 cm. (4to)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
U101 .V44 1585
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Copyright Not Evaluated
The so-called "Modesti De vocabulis rei militaris libellus" is a forgery by Pomponius Laetus or one of his pupils, based upon Vegetius.
The engraved portrait of G. Stewechius on leaf *1v is by Hendrik Goltzius.
Printer's device with motto "Labore et constantia" on all t.p.s.
Adams records the same item twice in two different locations.
Signatures: [dagger]⁶ A-Z⁴ a-g⁴ h⁶ i-l⁴ m² *-2*⁴ ²a-z⁴ Aa-Zz⁴ &⁴ AA-CC⁴ aa-cc⁴ dd⁶.
Woodcut illustrations and diagrams within text throughout.
Woodcut initials, printed marginalia.
Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries, V336
Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries, S800
BAC: British Art Center copy bound in parchment, with yap edges; edges sprinkled blue; title in ms. on spine. Inscribed on t.p.: Sum ex libris Giorgij Smithurst ex dono Dni Binjamini Bramiri 10 Jan. S.V. 1637. Inscribed on recto of second free end-paper: Ex auctione Hinsseniana obtinuidine [signature illegible] dicographus.
Voet, L. Plantin Press, 1555-1589, 2419.
"Modesti De vocabulis rei militaris libellus, ad Tacitum Augustum", "Godescalci StewechI Commentarius, ad FlauI VegetI Renati libros, De re militari", and "Godescalci Stewechius Coniectanea ad Sexti Iulii Frontini Libros strategematum" each have separate dated t.p. on leaves h5r, *1r and AA1r respectively.
"Aeliani De instruendis aciebus ... a Theodoro Thessalonisense latinum factum." (caption title at head of leaf c3r).
Includes index.
Subject Terms:
Bramirus, Binjaminus -- Pres. insc. to Giorgius Smithurst, 10 Jan, 1637
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Military engineering -- Early works to 1800.
Siege warfare -- Early works to 1800.
Smithurst, Giorgius -- Pres. insc. from Binjaminus Bramirus, 10 Jan, 1637
Woodcuts -- 1585.
Engravings -- 1585.
Frontinus, Sextus Julius. Strategematô̂n libri quatuor.
Aelianus, Tacticus, active 2nd century. De instruendis aciebus.
Modestus. De vocabulis rei militaris.
Plantin, Christophe, approximately 1520-1589, printer.
Stewechius, Godescalcus, 1551-1586, commentator.
Modius, François, 1556-1597, commentator.
Goltzius, Hendrik, 1558-1617, engraver.

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