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Tensini, Francesco, 1581-1630, author.

La fortificatione, guardia, difesa, et espugnatione delle fortezze esperimentata in diuerse guerre / del cavaliero Francco. Tensini da Crema ...

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Fortificatione, gvardia, difesa, et espvgnatione delle fortezze esperimentata in diverse gverre

In Venetia : Appresso Francesco Brogiollo, MDCLV [1655]
Physical Description:
[12], 83, [1], 83, [1], 128 pages, [50] leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, portraits, plans ; 40 cm (folio)
Rare Books and Manuscripts
UG443 .T46 1655+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Plate 1 signed: Odoardo Fialetti fecit. In Venetia MDCXXIIII.
Title page is engraved, with elaborate architectural border; signed: Fillippo Sadeler fecit Venetia.
Errors in paging: 17 (3rd group of paging), 118 numbered 23, 116, respectively.
Errata: page [12].
"Non ė ristampa della presente [edizione del 1624] una edizione che porta la data: In Venetia, Appresso Antonio Bariletti et fratelli al Segno del mondo, 1630. Ma ė l'edizione medesima, colla mutazione solo delle sei qui sopra ricordate carte del preliminari, omessavi la Dedicatoria del Tensini al Principe e Senato Veneti."--Razzolini, p. 429.
Contains 48 numbered etchings, numbered 1-44, 23+, 32+, 35+, 36+, of which 11 are folded. Also engraved are the title page and a portrait of the author.
Signatures: pi1 [dagger]⁴ A-K⁴, ²K², ²A-I⁴ K⁶, ³A-Q⁴ a⁴(-a4).
With woodcut initials.
With side- and shoulder-notes.
Cockle, M.J.D. Bibliography of English military books up to 1642 and of contemporary foreign works, 813
Breman, P. Books on military arch. printed in Venice, 305
Errata on last page.
Subject Terms:
Defensive (Military science) -- Early works to 1800.
Fortification -- Early works to 1800.
Offensive (Military science) -- Early works to 1800.
Siege warfare -- Early works to 1800.
Early works.
Etchings -- 1655.
Fialetti, Odoardo, 1573-1638, engraver.
Sadeler, Philipp, engraver.
Brogiollo, Francesco, printer.

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