The Hague, 1616. First edition. Thick, large quarto in vellum; VG; strong covers, heavily soiled with five-band embossed spine; boards' sides folded inward due to storage and shelving; inside front board has tiny ink inscriptions; dusty edges; paper at times heavily faded and wobbly with slight offsetting not affecting text; first 53 pages stained probably from water damage; back of plate 42 contains blue and black ink signatures; the book has been collated in a disorderly fashion and a few plates are missing primarily in the Geometry section; the Preface, and Symmetry section are at the end; the book also contains a Table of Dimensions of Fortifications; each section has approximately 40 to 80 pages; in French; Samuel Marolois (Maroloys or Marloy) was a Dutch Military Engineer and Mathematician whose works were revised by Albert Girard. Rockville Non-Retail Listings.
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