1641 Rare vellum French Book - Caesar Art of War - Le Parfait Capitaine by Duke of Rohan.
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. [BOUND WITH] De L'Interest Des Princes et Estats de la Chrestiente.
Language: Text in French
Publisher: (Abraham Elzevier ) Jouxte la copie imprimee a Paris. M D C XLI. (1641).
Size: 5 " X 3 ".
Pages: 260-192 pages.
Binding: Very good original full vellum binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover.
Content: Good content (bright, tight, rare foxing and staining - as shown, previous owner pen underlining to some pages - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete with the scarce folding camp plan of a Roman army
Estimate : (USD 350 - USD 500)
The book: Scarce 17th-century edition of the complete famous Art of War by le Duc de Rohan. The announced second book, "traicté: de l'interest des Princes" is also included here. A rare find in any condition!
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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