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Five 1868 Fortification Prints: Plates 1-5

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: 1868

Seller ID: 1665533


Matted and reading for framing. Exceptional examples. 1868 Print. Five prints labeled plate 1-5, matted to about 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 each on a single mat measuring 23 1/4 x 30. Prints depict ancient fortresses, various well-labeled diagrams of star shaped fortifications, dissected views of coastal defensive batteries, and other details of siege and artillery warfare. Several are labeled 'Vol. 6' in the lower left-hand corner, indicating this was a series of prints appearing in... View more info

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Two 1868 Fortification Prints

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: 1868

Seller ID: 1665573


Matted and ready for framing. 1868 Print. Two prints singled matted (mat measures 11 3/4 x 15). Labeled Plate 2 and Plate 3, with the latter referencing 'Vol. 6' in the margin - likely removed from an encyclopedia. The first print illustrates two styles of fortification, the 'ancient' style popular in castles during the Middle Ages, and the modern star shaped style adapted for defense against canonry and other gunpowder artillery. The second shows dissected views of wall... View more info

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1809 Prints - Two Views of Scotney Castle [Kent, England], Etched by Letitia Byrne from Drawings by P. Amsinck

By: Amsinck, P.; Byrne, Letitia

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Edmund Lloyd, Harley Street, London: 1809

Seller ID: 1665562


Matted and ready for framing. Excellent examples of two fine engravings. 1809 Print. We have more books available by this author!. Matted to 8 1/4 x 10 3/8 each (mat measures 13 x 19 1/4). Both engravings were done by Letitia Byrne, well known for her work in the first half of the 19th century. Scotney Castle was a fortified house originally constructed in the late 14th century. The prints show the causeway leading to the main gate, as well as the rear of the structure w... View more info

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1809 Engraving of Hever Castle [Edenbridge, Kent, England]

By: Amsinck, P.; Byrne, Letitia

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Edmund Lloyd, Harley Street, London: 1809

Seller ID: 1665578


Matted and ready for framing. An exceptional example. 1809 Print. We have more books available by this author!. Matted to 9 1/2 x 12 (mat measures 11 3/4 x 14 1/4). An engraving by Letitia Byrne, well-known for her work in the first half of the 19th century. The print shows the bridge approach to the gatehouse, and the moat surrounding the structure. This castle began as a country house and evolved into a significant fortification with arrow slits, crenellations, and oth... View more info

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1839 Castellation Engraving Showing Various Historical Fortifications

By: Barnett, J.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: J. Nichols & Son: 1839

Seller ID: 1665588


Matted and ready for framing. An exceptional example. 1839 Print. Matted to 10 3/8 x 7 3/4 (mat measures 14 3/4 x 11 3/4). Ten separate fortifications illustrated in 11 images on one sheet, showing the following: ancient Greek castle; Roman castle; British keep (Launceston); Norman keep (Newcastle upon Tyne) - two elevational views (east front and N to S); principal chamber; Bodiam Castle, 14th Century; Queenborough; Hurstmonceaux, 15th Century; Thornbury 16th Century; S... View more info

Image for Four 1773 Georgian Prints: Fortification Plates CXXVII, CXCVII, CXCVIII, CXCIX

Four 1773 Georgian Prints: Fortification Plates CXXVII, CXCVII, CXCVIII, CXCIX

By: Bell, A.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: A. Bell: 1773

Seller ID: 1665530


Matted and ready for framing. Untrimmed. Exceptional examples. 1773 Print. Four Georgian engravings, matted to 10 7 3/8 and presented on a single large mat (25 1/4 x 19 1/4). This group of prints illustrates well the use of star shaped fortifications, which became the standard in response to the extensive use of artillery beginning in the 15th century. Also pictured are diagrams of a catapult and a rather crude ballista, an example of a keep with several curtain walls, a... View more info

Image for The North East View of Conway Castle, in the County of Caernarvon -- Original Engraving from Buck's Antiquities; or, Venerable Remains of... Castles, Monasteries, Palaces, &c. &c., Number 372

The North East View of Conway Castle, in the County of Caernarvon -- Original Engraving from Buck's Antiquities; or, Venerable Remains of... Castles, Monasteries, Palaces, &c. &c., Number 372

By: Buck, Samuel & Nathaniel; Sayer, Robert

Price: $95.00

Publisher: D. Bond, London / Robert Sayer: 1774

Seller ID: 1662296


About fine, with no marks or wear to the image. Professionally matted and ready for framing. 1774 Print. We have more books available by this author!. Single sheet, 8 3/8 x 15 3/8. A hand colored second strike printed by the Fleet Street printmaker Robert Sayers from the original copper plates used by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. The original print was issued in 1742, and the print we offer bears this same date since the original plates were used. This printing, issued in ... View more info

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The North East View of Warwick Castle - Original Engraving from Buck's Antiquities; or, Venerable Remains of... Castles, Monasteries, Palaces, &c. &c., Number 306

By: Buck, Samuel & Nathaniel; Sayer, Robert

Price: $50.00

Publisher: D. Bond, London / Robert Sayer: 1774

Seller ID: 1662297


About fine. Image clean & unmarked. Professionally matted and ready for framing. 1774 Print. We have more books available by this author!. Single sheet, 8 3/8 x 15 3/8. Second strike printed by the Fleet Street printmaker Robert Sayers from the original copper plates used by Samuel and Nathaniel Buck. The original print was issued in 1729, and the print we offer bears this same date since the original plates were used. This printing, issued in 1774, was available bound i... View more info

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Life in the Castle in Medieval England

By: Burke, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Crescent: 1987

Seller ID: 1639554


Includes original jacket. Lightly rubbed. 1987 Large Hardcover. 120 pp. John Burke enables the reader to see the castle in the context of medieval society, and to get a clear picture of the castle forts through the great Norman and high medieval period to the castle's transformation into the manor house. View more info

Image for Castles Tobacco Cards, Complete Series of 25: Tower of London; Maxstoke Castle; Warwick Castle; Donnington Castle; Colchester Castle; Windsor Castle; Caerphilly Castle; Conway Castle; Corfe Castle; Arundel Castle; Kenilworth Castle; Tintagel Castle; Ludlow Castle; Edinburgh Castle; Tantallon Castle; Lowther Castle; Alnwick Castle; Scarborough Castle; Newark Castle; Stirling Castle; Harlech Castle; Chepstow Castle; Caernarvon Castle; Bodiam Castle; Balmoral Castle

Castles Tobacco Cards, Complete Series of 25: Tower of London; Maxstoke Castle; Warwick Castle; Donnington Castle; Colchester Castle; Windsor Castle; Caerphilly Castle; Conway Castle; Corfe Castle; Arundel Castle; Kenilworth Castle; Tintagel Castle; Ludlow Castle; Edinburgh Castle; Tantallon Castle; Lowther Castle; Alnwick Castle; Scarborough Castle; Newark Castle; Stirling Castle; Harlech Castle; Chepstow Castle; Caernarvon Castle; Bodiam Castle; Balmoral Castle

By: Cope Bros. & Co. Ltd.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Cope Bros. & Co. Ltd., Liverpool / Richard Lloyd & Sons, London: 1939

Seller ID: 1679480


An exceptional set. 1939 Unbound. A complete set of 25 tobacco cards issued in 1939, each individually numbered, featuring some of the finest examples of fortification in Great Britain. The reverse of each card contains a paragraph or two describing the history and significance of each castle. View more info

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Maniere de Fortifier Selon La Methode de Monsieur de Vauban avec un Traite preliminaire des Principes de Geometrie

By: Du Fay, L'Abbe; [Vauban, Sebastien Le Prestre]

Price: $600.00

Publisher: Chez Jean-Baptiste Coignard: 1729

Seller ID: 1659688


French text. Loss to spine ends, lightly foxed, a few marginal ink notations in French, owner's title label on spine. 1729 Hard Cover. [8], 198, [10] index. Nouvelle et Derniere Edition. Buff paper boards, sewn binding. A treatise on geometry followed by a distillation of Vauban's theories regarding military architecture. Vauban was the most respected mind of his time in this field, and his innovations led to significant changes in fortified structures. This work contain... View more info

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Fire & Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare, 1660-1860

By: Duffy, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: David & Charles: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265293


First edition. Top page ridge faintly foxed, rear jacket panel lightly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. 10 x 7. 4to. A modern analysis of fortification and siegecraft, following the construction of fortresses from the earliest planning stages through their use in warfare, with specific historical examples illustrating strategic architecture. Illustrated with contemporary prints, and photographs of existing castles and models o... View more info

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Fire & Stone: The Science of Fortress Warfare, 1660-1860

By: Duffy, Christopher

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266247


First edition. 1975 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 207 pp. 10 x 7. 4to. A modern analysis of fortification and siegecraft, following the construction of fortresses from the earliest planning stages through their use in warfare, with specific historical examples illustrating strategic architecture. Illustrated with contemporary prints, and photographs of existing castles and models of historical examples. Absent from Kenyon's bibliography, as th... View more info

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Siege Warfare: The Fortress in the Early Modern World, 1494-1660

By: Duffy, Christopher

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul: 1979

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266249


First edition. Sticker ghost on front jacket flap. 1979 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xii, 289 pp. 10 x 7 5/8. Tall 8vo. The first in Duffy's two-volume treatment of siege warfare, dealing specifically with the period in history defined by the advent of gunpowder. The author explains how this changed battle tactics and construction techniques, using several famous historical sieges as examples. This particular treatment is notable for its atte... View more info

Image for The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

By: Fraprie, Frank Roy

Price: $195.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company, Boston: 1907

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1877493


2nd printing. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, otherwise an exceptional copy - sharp corners, bright titles & decorations (without the usual loss of white often seen). Small bookstore plate on front endpaper, small tear on half-title page. 1907 Hard Cover. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt , white & red decorations, top edge gilt. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation's history, with numerous examples from ... View more info

Image for The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

By: Fraprie, Frank Roy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company, Boston: 1907

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1909542


1932 5th printing, with slightly different color scheme to cover. Spine slightly toned, boards lightly foxed. Interior excellent. 1907 Hard Cover. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt , dark grey & red decorations, top edge gilt. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation's history, with numerous examples from throughout Scotland. Illustrated with photographs & diagrams. View more info

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Forts & Castles: Masterpieces of Architecture

By: Hardin, Terri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithmark: 1997

Seller ID: 1849127


Includes original jacket. Jacket art a bit faded, 1/4 inch tear to jacket corner. Very Good. 1997 Large Hardcover. 80 pp. Explores the fascinating rise & evolution of military defenses through the history, from the 709- encampments used by Roman legions, to the stone battlements of the Middle Ages, to the frontier outposts of the Colonial period. This richly illustrated volume presents historic fortifications as unique architectural examples. With detailed text, 79 stunn... View more info

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The History of Nottingham Castle, from the Danish Invasion to its Destruction by Rioters in 1831

By: Hicklin, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. / J. Hicklin: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266234


First edition. Boards lightly soiled with minor loss from spine ends and edges of label, owner bookplate and ink gift note (dated 17th May 1844) on front endpapers, front hinge repaired, a few pages lightly foxed. 1836 Hard Cover. viii, 218, 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5. Original green cloth, gilt titles & castle motif on spine. Engraving of Castle Lodge on title page, several engravings, fold-out Harleian manuscript detailing materials necessary for construction, fold-out ground p... View more info

Image for Thundergate: The Forts of Niagara (American Forts Series)

Thundergate: The Forts of Niagara (American Forts Series)

By: Howard, Robert West

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, Inc.: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2077772


First edition. Jacket spine lightly spotted, surface tear in middle of spine. 1968 Hard Cover. xiii, [1], 241 pp. 8vo. The saga of Thundergate, site of twelve forts, centuries of adventure, and a score of battles crucial to the early history of the United States and Canada. View more info

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Military Architecture (Excursions into Architecture Series)

By: Hughes, [James] Quentin

Price: $25.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press, New York: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1873085


First edition. Includes original jacket. Several 1/2 inch and 1 inch jacket tears, jacket toned. Good. 1975 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. 9 3/4 x 9 1/4. A comprehensive survey of the field, from ancient times through The Maginot Line. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of engravings, drawings, and black & white photographs. Valetta and the Three Cities pictured on jacket. Floyd calls this Hughes 'best scholarly book on military architecture' and, though he mentions a re... View more info

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Military Architecture (Excursions into Architecture Series)

By: Hughes, [James] Quentin

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266250


First edition. Corners lightly pushed, jacket faintly toned. 1975 Hard Cover. 256 pp. 9 3/4 x 9 1/4. A comprehensive survey of the field, from ancient times through The Maginot Line. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of engravings, drawings, and black & white photographs. Valetta and the Three Cities pictured on jacket. Floyd calls this Hughes 'best scholarly book on military architecture' and, though he mentions a revised edition to be published soon, there is no... View more info

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Roman Fortifications on the 'Saxon Shore'

By: Johnson, Stephen

Price: $5.00

Publisher: DOTE: 1977

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1990756


First printing. Light shelf wear. 1977 Stapled Binding. A history of Roman forts in England. View more info

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Citadel in the Wilderness: The Story of Fort Snelling and the Old Northwest Frontier

By: Jones, Evan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Coward & McCann: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2123688


First edition. Jacket spine faded, jacket rubbed. 1966 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 255 pp. A history of the first major fort built in Mississippi, which once marked the frontier of American land holdings. View more info

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The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts and Walled Cities of the Middle Ages

By: Kaufmann, J.E. & H.W.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Combined Publishing: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2261558


First edition. Corners lightly pushed, otherwise an excellent copy. 2001 Large Hardcover. 319 pp. The castles of the Medieval world continue to interest readers, both as architectural wonders and because of their dramatic role in world history. The general public is largely unaware of just how many castles survive today or over how wide an area of Europe and the Middle East they are to be found.Fortifications specialist J.E. and H.W. Kaufmann and technical artist Robert ... View more info

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The Maginot Line: Myth & Reality

By: Kemp, Anthony

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Military Heritage Press: 1988

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1950841


Reissue. Minimal wear to corners. 1988 Hard Cover. 120 pp. 8vo. Black & white photographs and maps throughout, diagrams of fortifications precede and follow text. A study of the system of fortifications stretching from the Alps to the English Channel, now often cited as among the most disastrous examples of military strategy in history. View more info

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Castles, Town Defences and Artillery Fortifications in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. A Bibliography 1945-2006

By: Kenyon, John R.

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Shaun Tyas: 2008

Seller ID: 2205305


Jacket lightly rubbed. 2008 Hard Cover. Covers all known works on fortifications in England, Scotland, and Ireland. View more info

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Castle

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1988

Seller ID: 2266252


Back corner lightly creased. 1988 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of ... View more info

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The Castles of England: Their Story and Structure, in Two Volumes

By: Mackenzie, James D.

Price: $175.00

Publisher: William Heinemann: 1897

Seller ID: 2266232


Rebound, probably in first half of 20th century. Interior excellent - binding tight, pages clean & unmarked. Edge wear, spine & edges darkened a bit, rear joint of volume 1 tender. 1897 Full-Leather. Complete in two volumes. xxii, 475; 448. Crimson crushed morocco with raised spine bands, gilt titles & rules, new marbled endpapers, dated in gilt lettering at spine base. A photographic and historical survey of castles throughout England, arranged by county. Includes 40 pl... View more info

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Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World

By: McNeill, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266253


First edition. 1997 Hard Cover. xiii, 261 pp. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and diagrams. Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland, using its military fortifications as a guide. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish. View more info

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The Great Military Sieges, Illustrated

By: Melegari, Vezio

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Thomas Y. Crowell Company: 1972

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266246


First edition. Page ridges lightly foxed. 1972 Large Hardcover. 253 pp. 12 1/4 x 9 1/4. Profusely illustrated with reproductions of engravings, maps, and lithographs, from ancient Troy to Dien Bien Phu. Seventy-one sieges are treated in this volume, including Veii, Acre, Antwerp, Toulon, Sveaborg, Plevna, Port Arthur, Liege, and Dien Bien Phu. This provides an extensive record of the evolution of siegecraft and fortification throughout military history. Floyd 30, p. 6. View more info