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MILITARY INSTITUTIONS OF VEGETIUS,
Vegetius [Renatus, Flavius].

MILITARY INSTITUTIONS OF VEGETIUS,

In Five Books, Translated from the Original Latin. With a Preface and Notes by Lieutenant John Clarke. London: Printed for the Author ... 1767.
1st Clarke Ed. [iv] + xxxi + 211pp. + [i] Errata. Hole to margin of pp.121-2, faint ink mark to head of t.p. and f.e.p., light browning, contemporary calf boards, some minor loss to corners, rebacked with much of original spine laid down, with original gilt lettered title label. ESTC T111899. G. R. Watson ‘... the only ancient manual of Roman military institutions to have survived intact ...’ Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition, ‘In manuscript, Vegetius' work had a great vogue from its first advent. Its rules of siegecraft were much studied in the Middle Ages.’ N.P. Milner ‘one of the most popular Latin technical works from Antiquity, rivalling the elder Pliny's Natural History in the number of surviving copies dating from before AD 1300.’
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