[VALTURIO, ROBERTO. 14051475.]
Latin Manuscript on paper, entitled "Vocabula militaria." [Italy?, 16th century.] 15 ll, folio, being a vocabulary of military terminology derived from Valturio's De re militari. 19th century German marbled boards, dampstaining, dust-soiling, and chips at edges, a few leaves loose, spine chipped at foot.
A secretary to Pope Eugene IV, then adviser to Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta, humanist Roberto Valturio is chiefly known for his treatise on warfare, De re militari, of 1455. The editio princeps appeared in 1472. The present vocabulary, in two colors of ink for entries and definitions, includes several marginal illustrations of cranes, battering rams, and other siege engines.