Baroque manual on the art of warfare

La Fontaine, ... de. Die Kriegs-Lehr oder der vollkommene General über ein Krieges-Heer. / La doctrine militaire, ou le parfait general d'armée.

Frankfurt, Johann Georg Drullman for Wilhelm Serlin, 1672.

12mo. (24), 817, (1) pp. With 8 engraved folding plates and numerous woodcut illustrations in text. Contemporary vellum with ms. title to spine. All edges coloured.


First edition of this Baroque manual on the art of warfare. Text in German and French on opposite pages throughout. Rare; no copy in auction records.

Etched bookplate on verso of title, vellum slightly soiled. 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 (purchased from Sotheran's, December 1936).

VD 17, 12:649436K. OCLC 249045651. Not in Jähns.

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