Birac, sieur de. Les fonctions du capitaine de cavalerie.

Den Haag, van Bulderen, 1688.

8vo. (10), 104 pp. With engraved frontispiece.

(Bound with) II: Lamont, Claude de. Les fonctions de tous les officiers de l'infanterie. Ibid., 1688. 160 pp. With 7 engraved folding maps.

(Bound with) III: Valiere, de la. Pratique et maximes de la guerre. Ibid., 1688. 140, (2) pp. With 6 engraved folding maps. Contemporary full vellum with handwritten spine title.


Three rare and early French military tracts for cavalry and infantry published at The Hague as a combined volume.

Covers somewhat bowed; some foxing to interior. Provenance: note of purchase by J. Ramsay, 1691, opposite title-page. Engraved armorial bookplate of George Home Drummond of Blair Drummond to pastedown. Latterly in the collection of Thomas Fremantle, 3rd Baron Cottesloe (1862-1956), commander of the Territorial Army and president of the Society for Army History Research (purchased from Pickering & Chatto, 28 October 1901).

STCN 850909384. Jähns 1161.

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