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The arte of warre, written in Italian by Nicholas Machiauel, and set foorth in English by Peter Withorne, studient at Graies Inne: with other like martiall feates and experiments, as in a table in the ende of the booke may appeare.

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    SR - 90.3/

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    [4], 106 [i.e. 109], [11]; 48, [4] leaves : ill. (woodcuts) ; 4°.

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    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

General note: A translation of: Arte della guerra. Title within cartouche. Imprint from internal title page. "Certain vvaies for the ordering of souldiours in battelray" has separate foliation, register, and title page with imprint: Imprinted at London by Thomas East: for Ihon Wight. 1588. P. 109 misnumbered 106. The last leaf is blank. Issued with: Cataneo, Girolamo. Most briefe tables to know readily how manie ranckes of footemen armed with corslettes, as unarmed, go to the making of a just battaile, 1588. (STC 4791) Identified as STC 4791 on UMI microfilm reel 312. Signatures: a4 A-2G4, ²A-N4. a4 mutilated and repaired, affecting 4 lines of text; t.p. and [superscript 2]H4 to the end repaired, not affecting text; bound with Cataneo, Girolamo. Most briefe tables to knovv redily hovv ... London : Thomas East for Iohn Wight, 1588 UK-SuSCL Cited in: STC (2nd ed.), 17166 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International, 1947, 1950. 1 microfilm reel; 35mm. (Early English books, 1475-1640; 312:6, 431:6). Ownership and custodial history: MS ink verses on t.p. verso written by Christopher Tonge; MS. ink inscription at foot of t.p., trimmed off; from the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps; purchased at Sotheby's Phillipps sale, June 25th 1974 UK-SuSCL