De re militari.
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Manuscript on paper.
Signatures (with catchwords at end of each): [a-s¹⁰, t²⁺].
Illuminated initials; headings in red; sepia drawings colored in part.
Leaves - and a few leaves at end wanting.
Leaf [Ia]: ELENCHVS ET INDEX RER[um] militarium; leaf [4a]: Ad MAGNANIMVM ET ILLVSTREM HEROA SIGISMVNDVM PANDVLFVM MALATESTAM ... ROBERTI VALTVRRII REI MILITARIS VOLVMINVM PREFATIO; leaf [181b]: (book 12, last chapter): plurima denq[ue] sacror[um] ethnicor[um]q[ue] libror[um] ac oium optimar[um] atrium ...
Early inscription on leaf [Ia]: Fris Antonini Lopij Politiani; on same leaf, old classification mark: V.H. 7.; coat of arms on leaf [4a], representing a white tower on a blue shield with the letter R on the left (Valturio's device?).
Radakiewicz, T. The editio princeps of R. Valturio's De re militari (In Maso Finiguerra, 18-19 (1940), p. 15-82).
Ricci, S. de. Census v. 2, p. 1848, no. 12
Input from Rosenwald catalog; td12 2011-09-28
Roberto Valturio (1405–1475) was an Italian engineer and writer born in Rimini. He was the author of the military treatise De Re militari (1472). The work consists of a preface, with a dedication to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta; a list of the classical works mentioned and an introduction on the history of warfare. The work was widely known: the French King Louis XI of France, the Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus, the Duke of Urbino Federico da Montefeltro and the ruler of Florence Lorenzo de 'Medici had a copy of the printed book.