Schola militaris moderna. Oder Neu vermehrte Kriegs-Schule [...].
8vo. (14), 1037, (19) pp. Title-page printed in red and black. With additional engraved title-page and 58 engraved plates (one double-page, 6 folding). Contemporary full vellum with hand-lettered spine title.
Rare second, expanded edition of Böckler's "compendious manual of the art of warfare for the practitioner's immediate use" (Jähns), first published in 1665. A total of ten editions appear to have been printed until the end of the century.
Uppermost quarter of spine painted red in the manner of a label. Small rust hole on leaf Q2.
Provenance: armorial bookplate of Ignaz Dominik Graf Chorinsky (1729-92), governor of Silesia and the son-in-law of the Austrian Chief of Police Franz Joseph Graf Saurau, notorious for his crackdown on the so-called Jacobin conspiracies. Later 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 Sotheran's, December 1936).
VD 17, 39:120556W. Cf. Jähns 1152. Jordan 363 (counting only 56 plates).