Leiden: Chez les Elseviers, 1645. Folio. (16), 224 pp. Illustrated, many engraved mathematical and geometrical figures and details of fortifications in the text, elaborately engraved title page featuring a fortified town in the lower third. Recent vellum, manuscript title on spine; a little worming in the margins (not affecting text), lower gutter corner of title page restored, but a very good copy in an attractive new binding. Item #47193
First edition in French (originally published in Latin in 1642, also by the Elseviers). Goldman (1611-1655), a native of Breslau, moved to Leiden around 1630 to study law, but spent the most of the rest of his life teaching mathematics and geometry. Uncommon in trade, the last recorded sale being the Honeyman copy in 1980 (ABPC, 1975-2004).