Amsterdam: Da Capo Press / Theatrvm Orbis Terrarvm, 1968.
Illustrated by Illustrated. Reprint. Hardcover. Very Good with no dust jacket. Item #15065
Library stamps/marks/labels/pocket/slip, otherwise light wear. Solid hardcover. ; Facsimile reprint of 1589 edition, London: printed by Thomas Orwin for Thomas Man and Toby Cooke. Printed for publication either separately, or with Fourquevaux's Instructions for the Warres which was translated by Ive. Illustrated with printer's device on title page, 9 full page illustrations, 2 large folding woodcut plates, and 3 woodcut text diagrams. "The Practise of Fortification is a pragmatic and succinct manual which emphasises Italian and Dutch style fortifications. The work contains numerous diagrams and plans that are pictorial in style, as opposed to the severely mathematical styles of some of his contemporaries. Ive, in his translations, publications and engineering, was important in introducing continental military techniques and concepts to England." - Sotheby's, Cottesloe Military Library. ; The English Experience: Its Record in Early Printed Books Published in Facsimile; Ex-Library; Vol. 29; 4, 40 pages.