[Du Choul (Guillaume)], Discorso sopra la castrametatione, e...





[Du Choul (Guillaume)], Discorso sopra la castrametatione, et disciplina militare de Romani [...], Composto per il S. Guglielmo Choul [...], Con i Bagni, & essercitij antichi de Greci, & Romani [...], À Lione [i.e. Lyon]: Appresso Guglielmo Rovillio, 1556, collating a-o⁴, A-E⁴, ❧⁴, lacking the folding table, woodcut printer's armorial device on title-page, some ornamental letters, B1's is coloured, presumably by a later hand, bas relief headers and ornamental tail-pieces, in-text illustrations of the Roman army and classical antiquities, a broad margined copy, the title-page with marginal repaired worm trails, lower-margin with a constant worm hole, becoming more apparent by the end and developing into inner-marginal worming, but never affecting text, some soiling and dust in places, never affecting legibility, the second part with varying degrees of staining to the lower-margin, never touching text or any illustrations, contemporary parchment over boards, some worn losses to the binding, including the spine's contemporary manuscript lettering, the lower-edge of the text block with contemporary MS lettered short-title for shelving: Discorso s. la Ca***., recto pastedown with two distinct shelf numberings: A.3. B.l.5., further inscribed fine tall copy, with which we agree, and Quaritch Cat no 347 [...], 4to (33 x 23cm)

Provenance: Sir Compton Domvile, 1st Baronet (c.1775-1857), of Templeogue and Santry House, Irish MP and Governor of the County of Dublin; his fragmentary armorial bookplate to recto pastedown.

Auction Date: 6th Feb 2024 at 10am

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