Zonta, Camillo. Capitan d'artegliaria. Opera non ancora d'altro autore trattata [...].

Venice, Giovanni Antonio Giuliani, 1640.

4to. (10) pp., one blank leaf, 59 (but: 57) pp., final blank. Title within engraved border. Contemporary limp full vellum.


Very scarce treatise about the duties of an artillery captain. No earlier edition could be traced in spite of Cockle's reference to a 1628 edition, mentioned in another work by Zonta, "Compendioso trattato della militar geometrica professione" (1644).

Binding a little duststained; small sketches in red crayon to lower cover and flyleaf. Small portions of the covers' lower margins are missing. Interior shows tiny wormholes in a few places. From the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research. Only a few copies traceable in libraries worldwide, none outside Italy.

Cockle 693. USTC 4017820. Not in Spaulding/Karpinski.

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