First edition of this work, which is both important and monumental, complete in 8 quarto books, hardbound in 7 volumes.
“This book is sought after by the soldiers, and is not easily found” see Brunet IV, 1020:
Contains an account of the nearly sixty battles, both on land and at sea, the capture of two hundred and fifty besieged cities, and the conquest of several provinces.
The illustrations include a beautiful portrait of Louis XIV on horseback, coat of arms header on the dedication, portraits in medallion at the head including in volume 1 Grand Condé and Turenne, 48 double plates, 3 fold-out plates and 62 portraits.
Very nicely printed plates.
The treatise referred to in the title, is entitled "Maximes et instructions sur l'art militaire, par M***, officier général des armées du roy" and forms the second part of vol. VII.
Author: Charles Sevin marquis de Quincy
Title: Histoire Militaire Du Règne De Louis Le Grand, Roy De France, Oú L’On Trouve Un Détail De toutes les Batailles, Sieges, Combats particuliers, & generalement de toutes les actions de Guerre qui se sont passées pendant le cours de son Regne, tant sur Terre que sur Mer,
Publishing information: A Paris : chez Denis Mariette : Jean-Baptiste Delespine : Jean-Baptiste Coignard fils, 1726. 8 book in 7 quarto volumes 25x21 cm nearly 650 pp per volume.
Contemporary binding in granite calfskin, spine with raised bands adorned with green and brown morocco labels and a rich gilded decoration.
Heraldic ex-libris belonging to the Earl of Ormonde and Ossory.
7 levelled headcaps, rubbed joints, the first of volume 1 is split along its length, blunt corners. Interior in very good condition as a whole. Very discreet dampstains on the border of just a hew leaves. More pronounced dampstains that sometimes bleed onto the text in vol. 4, 6 and 7.
- Number of Books
- Genealogy, Heraldry, History, Illustrated, Militaria, War history
- Author/ Illustrator
- Charles Sevin marquis de Quincy
- Book Title
- Histoire Militaire Du Règne De Louis Le Grand, Roy De France.
- Very good
- Publication year oldest item
- Illustrated Edition
- Original language
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 25×21 cm