A rare first edition of an important treatise on European wars!
Pierre Linage de Vauciennes's 'Memoires on the Origins of War' is a late 17th-century treatise on European wars in the 16th- and 17th-centuries. Vauciennes focuses on wars following the Protestant Reformation, the Thirty Years' War, all through the first English Civil War.
Note on dating and publisher: According to Willems, this edition was actually printed in Amsterdam by Elzevier. The imprint is false (to avoid persecution) and was not published in Cologne.
Item number: #7596
VAUCIENNES, Pierre Linage de
Mémoires Sur L'Origine Des Guerres Qui travaillent l'Europe depuis cinquante ans
A Cologne : Chez Pierre du Marteau, 1678.
Collation: Complete with all pages; 2 volumes
o Vol. I – , 256, 
o Vol. II – 293, 
References: Willems 1920
Binding: Leather; tight… Read More