Vegetius Renatus, Flavius.
Flaue Vegece Rene homme noble et illustre du fait de guerre: et fleur de cheualerie. quatre liures. Sexte Jule Frontin homme consulaire des Stratagemes especes subtilitez de guerre quatre liures. Aelian de lordre et instruction des batailles. Vng liure. Modeste des vocables du fait de guerre. Vng liure. Pareillement cxx histoires concernans le fait de guerre ioinctes a Vegece. Traduicts fidellement de latin en francois: collationnez (par le polygraphe humble secretaire historien du parch dhonneur) aux liures anciens tant a ceulx de Bude que Beroalde et Bade.
Imprime a Paris : par Chrestian wechel. A lenseigne de lescu de Basle. En la rue sainet Jaques. Lan du salut des chrestiens, M.D.XXXVI.
BEIN Ux74 +536V: Imperfect: p. cxix-cxx, clxxix-clxxx, and the last leaf (device) wanting; wormed, with damage to text and illustrations.
Title vignette: device of C. Wechel (Silvestre, no. 924)
The full-page woodcuts are copied from the German edition of Vegetius printed by Stainer in Augsburg, 1529. cf. Murray, Cat. of...early French books, II, n ?563, and Cat. of...early German books, II, no. 420.
The so-called "Modesti libellus De vocabulis rei militaris" is a forgery by Pomponius Laetus or one of his pupils, based upon Vegetius.
Translated by Nicolas Voleyr (deS?erouville)
Signatures: a-z6A-E6.
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
Frontinus, Sextus Julius.
Aelian, active 3rd century.
Modestus.
Leto, Giulio Pomponio, 1425-1497.
Wollick, Nicolaus, approximately 1480-1541.
Wechel, Chrestien, 1495-1554.
Scriptores rei militaris.
Du fait de guerre et fleur de cheualerie.
Philadelphia Area Center for History of Science
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