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Vase, Pierre
DU CHOUL, Guillaume Discours de la religion des anciens Romains, de la castrametation & discipline militaire d'iceux. Des bains & antiques exercitations grecques & romaines [...]. Illustré de médailles & figures retirées des marbres antiques, qui se treuvent à Rome, & pas nostre Gaule. Lyon G. Rouillé 1581 2 parts in 1 vol., 4to: 339-[57], 154-[9] pp. (fold. plate lacking; sm. tears with lack in general title, one single wormhole in first ff., sm. ink stains to pp. 264-267, sm. drawing in margins of p. 144 & p. 153 of 2nd part). Later binding with re-used vellum, spine with raised bands, marbled edges (spine detached, front joint split and lower joint splitting, upper pastedown and flyleaf lacking). Interesting treatise on Roman religion and military tactics (1st ed.: 1555), based on numismatic evidence, as well as descriptions of Roman baths and Greek and Roman gymnastics. Contains numerous large woodcut ill. by Pierre Vase, some full-page, depicting costumes, arms and armour, military machines, baths and musical instruments, and many coins. Printer's marks on title and part title, with the author's coat of arms on verso. Ref. Baudrier IX:375. - Pettegree FB 17153. - Dekesel D:24. - Not in Adams (other ed.), STC French (id.), Lipsius & Leitzmann, 102 (ed. 1567 & 1581), Mortimer, French, 180-181 (ed. 1556 & 1557). Prov. Old ms. copy from a bibliography on front flyleaf.
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