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April 25, 2012

The Art of War

French book by the Lord of Praissac, “Englished” (traslated) by John Cruso in 1639 who had written a cavalry manual himself some years earlier. This is the only plate of actual figures in the book, it’s quite derivative of the Dutch engravings of Jacob de Gheyn from 1607, but perhaps Englished like the text and maybe updated, though the breeches in plates E and F certainly are very old fashioned for 1640!