1644 Rare Latin Vellum Book - VEGETIUS on ROMAN WARFARE & POLYBIUS Military Organization.
Author: Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Frontinus, Aeneas, Polybius, Claudius Aelianus.
Title: Viri illustris Flavii Vegetii Renati, & Sex. Iulii Frontini, viri consularis, De re militari opera. Ex recensione Petri Scriverii. Accedunt alia eiusdem argumenti veterum scripta. Ed. novissima, prioribus omnibus emendatior.
Language: Text in Latin.
Publisher: Lugduni Batavorum, Ex officina Ioannis Maire, 1644.
Size: 5.5 " X 3.5 ".
Pages:  - 681 pages.
Binding: Attractive and very good original full vellum binding with beautiful gilt emblems of George Wildman with demi-lion holding a battle-axe on both boards (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a protective mylar cover.
Content: Very good content (bright and tight, rare foxing and staining - as shown, ex-libris of George Wildman on the first endpaper).
Illustrations: Complete with the engraved title of an assault on a castle, dated 1645, and the diagrams of troop layouts, inserted into the text using type figures.
Estimate: (USD 500 - USD 600)
The book: Scarce edition of this book including five different works, with Peter Schrijver's comments and notes at the end. Besides Vegetius's work, there is Frontinus on Strategy, Aeneas on ancient tactics, Polybius on Roman military organization, and Claudius Aelianus on tactics. The Aelianus is illustrated with nice diagrams of troop layouts, inserted into the text using type figures.
Including: Flavii Vegetii Institutorum rei militaris libri 5.- Sex. Ivlii Frontini Strategematum et strategicon libri 4.- Aeneae Poliorceticus. Isaaco Casaubono interprete.- Polybii Commentarius polemicus. Isaaco Casaubono interprete.- Claudii Aeliani Tactica De instruendis aciebus opus.- Petri Scriverii correctionum militarium liber.
The author: Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, commonly referred to simply as Vegetius, was a writer of the Later Roman Empire (late 4th century). Nothing is known of his life or station beyond what is contained in his two surviving works: Epitoma rei militaris (also referred to as De re militari), and the lesser-known Digesta Artis Mulomedicinae, a guide to veterinary medicine. He identifies himself in the opening of his work Epitoma rei militaris as a Christian.
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