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lot 134

1619. BOOK: (MILITARIA-CABALLERIA). MELZO, LUDOVICO: MILITARY RULES OF THE CAVALLERO MELZO ON THE GOVERNMENT AND PARTICULAR SERVICE OF THE CAVALLERIA Translated from Italian to Spanish by Dr. Galderico Gali. Milan: by Iuan Baptista Bidelo, 1619 4th major. Engraved front panel +1 h. + 6 h. + 128 p. + 16 copper sheets, folded. Bullets, capitals and culs-de-lamp woodcut and copper. Frontispiece engraved in copper with allegorical-military scenes. Remains of an old rubber stamp on the front. Some of the sheets were traced by expert hands. Parchment encyclopaedia with golden superlibris that reads 'EX BVIBLIOTHECA HIPPOLOGICA/ I. H. ANDERHUB'. Very good complete copy of this rare Spanish edition about the rules with which the cavalry should be ruled and governed. The plates reflect infantry strategies, arquebusier companies, different situations in battlefields or populated areas, etc. Palau 160511. CCPB 33216-X.