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The Resource Delle fortificationi, di Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino ; libri quinque ; ne' quali si mostra con le piu facili regole la scienza con la pratica, di fortificare le città, & altri luoghi sopra diuersi siti ; con tutti gli auuertimenti, che per intelligenza di tal materia possono occorrere, et il particolar soggetto di ciascun libro si dimostra nel rouerscio di questa carta

Delle fortificationi, di Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino ; libri quinque ; ne' quali si mostra con le piu facili regole la scienza con la pratica, di fortificare le città, & altri luoghi sopra diuersi siti ; con tutti gli auuertimenti, che per intelligenza di tal materia possono occorrere, et il particolar soggetto di ciascun libro si dimostra nel rouerscio di questa carta

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Delle fortificationi
Title
Delle fortificationi
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di Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino ; libri quinque ; ne' quali si mostra con le piu facili regole la scienza con la pratica, di fortificare le città, & altri luoghi sopra diuersi siti ; con tutti gli auuertimenti, che per intelligenza di tal materia possono occorrere, et il particolar soggetto di ciascun libro si dimostra nel rouerscio di questa carta
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Contributor
Dedicatee
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Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
ita
Summary
One of the earliest systematic and comprehensive treatises on military architecture by Buonaiuto Lorini, an Italian engineer and protegé of Cosimo I de' Medici, offering detailed instruction in all theoretical and practical aspects of the science.
Cataloging source
DLM
Citation location within source
  • I:53
  • 58
  • CNCE 37786
Citation source
  • Riccardi, P. Biblioteca matematica italiana dalla origine della stampa ai primi anni del secolo XIX
  • Early military books in the University of Michigan libraries
  • EDIT 16
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
UG400
LC item number
.L7 1597
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The many woodcuts illustrate Lorini's concepts, strategies, designs, and recommendations for plans for fortresses, and models for parapets, arsenals, canons, catapults, breech-loading guns, folding ladders, hoists and tackle, pile drivers, water wheels and mills, and other instruments of war and machine tools of construction
Label
Delle fortificationi, di Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino ; libri quinque ; ne' quali si mostra con le piu facili regole la scienza con la pratica, di fortificare le città, & altri luoghi sopra diuersi siti ; con tutti gli auuertimenti, che per intelligenza di tal materia possono occorrere, et il particolar soggetto di ciascun libro si dimostra nel rouerscio di questa carta
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Date of imprint is 1596 in colophon which reads: "In Venetia, Appresso Gio. Antonio Rampazetto, MDXCVI."
  • Initially, only a few copies were printed for presentation to selected Christian princes, each having a special dedicatory epistle. The present volume is the first trade edition
  • Signatures: a6 A4 B2 C8 D2 E6 F-G2 H8 I6 K4 L-R8 S10
  • Page numbers 111-112 omitted from pagination
  • Woodcuts: Rampazetto's winged dragon device at end, with motto "Terrena coelestibus obsunt;" small foliated and historiated woodcut initials and tail-pieces; text extensively illustrated with woodcut diagrams, plans of fortifications, and drawings of tools and machines for use in fortifications, including some full- and double-page
  • Engravings: Lorini's [?] engraved device on title-page, featuring a hound within an elaborately decorated cartouche, with motto "Mihi ipse medebor;" fulll-page engraved portrait facing page 1 of Lorini at age 50, encircled with caption "Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino aetatis suae anno L"
  • Text printed in roman type; marginal notes in smaller roman type
  • Lorini's dedicatory epistle is addressed to the doge (Marino Grimani) and the Signoria of Venice, and is dated March 12, 1597
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams; this edition not in BM STC Italian, 1465-1600 or Bibliography of English military books ..../ M.J.D. Cockle
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
37 cm (folio)
Edition
Nuouamente dati in luce.
Extent
[12], 219 [i.e. 217], [3] pages, [1] leaf of plates
Lccn
17014890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Contemporary limp vellum binding; traces of two pairs of orange silk ties at fore-edges of covers; fragments of old paper spine labels with manuscript title and shelf-mark. Early [17th-century?] presentation inscription on front endleaf; ownership inscription on title page of Federico Casimiro, conte d'Ortenburg. Purchase, D & E Lake Ltd., 1988.
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait, plans (engravings, woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81164093
  • ucoclc81164093
Label
Delle fortificationi, di Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino ; libri quinque ; ne' quali si mostra con le piu facili regole la scienza con la pratica, di fortificare le città, & altri luoghi sopra diuersi siti ; con tutti gli auuertimenti, che per intelligenza di tal materia possono occorrere, et il particolar soggetto di ciascun libro si dimostra nel rouerscio di questa carta
Publication
Note
  • Date of imprint is 1596 in colophon which reads: "In Venetia, Appresso Gio. Antonio Rampazetto, MDXCVI."
  • Initially, only a few copies were printed for presentation to selected Christian princes, each having a special dedicatory epistle. The present volume is the first trade edition
  • Signatures: a6 A4 B2 C8 D2 E6 F-G2 H8 I6 K4 L-R8 S10
  • Page numbers 111-112 omitted from pagination
  • Woodcuts: Rampazetto's winged dragon device at end, with motto "Terrena coelestibus obsunt;" small foliated and historiated woodcut initials and tail-pieces; text extensively illustrated with woodcut diagrams, plans of fortifications, and drawings of tools and machines for use in fortifications, including some full- and double-page
  • Engravings: Lorini's [?] engraved device on title-page, featuring a hound within an elaborately decorated cartouche, with motto "Mihi ipse medebor;" fulll-page engraved portrait facing page 1 of Lorini at age 50, encircled with caption "Buonaiuto Lorini nobile fiorentino aetatis suae anno L"
  • Text printed in roman type; marginal notes in smaller roman type
  • Lorini's dedicatory epistle is addressed to the doge (Marino Grimani) and the Signoria of Venice, and is dated March 12, 1597
  • Includes index
  • Not in Adams; this edition not in BM STC Italian, 1465-1600 or Bibliography of English military books ..../ M.J.D. Cockle
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
37 cm (folio)
Edition
Nuouamente dati in luce.
Extent
[12], 219 [i.e. 217], [3] pages, [1] leaf of plates
Lccn
17014890
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Contemporary limp vellum binding; traces of two pairs of orange silk ties at fore-edges of covers; fragments of old paper spine labels with manuscript title and shelf-mark. Early [17th-century?] presentation inscription on front endleaf; ownership inscription on title page of Federico Casimiro, conte d'Ortenburg. Purchase, D & E Lake Ltd., 1988.
Other physical details
illustrations, portrait, plans (engravings, woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)81164093
  • ucoclc81164093

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