1641 Rare vellum French Book - Art of War - Le Parfait capitaine.
Author : Henri, Duke of Rohan.
Title : Le parfait capitaine. Autrement l'abregé des guerres des commentaires de Cesar. Augmenté d'un traicté: de l'interest des Princes, & estats de la chrestienté, avec la preface à monsieur le cardinal duc de Richelieu.
Language : Text in French
Publisher : (Abraham Elzevier ) Jouxte la copie imprimee a Paris. M D C XLI. .
Size : 5 " X 3 "
Pages : 290 pages
Binding : Very good full vellum binding with original clasps (hinges fine, one part of the lower clasp missing - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover .
Content : Very good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining).
Illustrations : Complete with the scarce folding camp plan of a Roman army
Estimate : (USD 200 - USD 500)
The book : Scarce 17th century edition of the complete famous Art of War by le Duc de Rohan. The announced "traicté: de l'interest des Princes" was part of a second book not included here.
The author : Henri (II) de Rohan (21 August 1579 – 13 April 1638), Duke of Rohan and Prince of Léon, was a French soldier, writer and leader of the Huguenots. His famous book on the history and art of war, Le Parfait Capitaine, appeared in 1631 (See also Quincy, Art de la guerre, Paris, 1741). It treats of the history and lessons of Caesar's campaigns and their application to modern warfare, and contains appendices dealing with phalangite and legionary methods of fighting and the art of war in general.
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