The Military History of His Serene Highness Prince Eugene of Savoy, Now Generalissimo of the Imperial Army. As also of his Grace the late Duke of Marlborough, and the Prince of the Roman Empire, and his serene highness the Prince of Nassau-Friezland, Father to his most Serene Highness the Prince of Orange.
Place Published: London
Date Published: 1736
Description: Translated by Paul Chamberlen. 2 parts bound together, separate pagination, 134 pp + 620 pp and an additional 20 page index. 12 magnificent black and white copperplates, 9 are folding. Rubricated title page. Full contemporary leather with raised bands, age worn with inner hinges repaired. Tan leather label on spine. Minor foxing and repairs to plates most of which have the top margin cropped. Clean tight text block. Bookplate "Virtus Semper Viridis" on inside front cover London: W. Rayner, 1736. Scarce.
Comments: Part I describes the battles and sieges which Prince Eugene (1663-1736) commanded. There are 10 lavish battle scenes depicted including, Stafford, Zenta, Luzzara, Hochsted, Cassano, Turin, Gueldre, Oudenarde, Mons, and Belgrade. Part II is a military history of the Duke of Marlborough (1750-1722) and includes a nice portrait of the Duke.Binding: hardcover
Condition: very good
Book ID: 228641