Du Fait de Guerre, by Flavius Vegetius Renatus, 1536

Summary

The oldest book in the collections of The Henry Ford dates to 1536. Du Fait de Guerre was a French version of De Re Militari (Concerning Military Matters) written by Flavius Vegetius Renatus around the late 4th century. Vegetius' treatise about Roman-era warfare and military science became a guide for military leaders in the Middle Ages.

The oldest book in the collections of The Henry Ford dates to 1536. Du Fait de Guerre was a French version of De Re Militari (Concerning Military Matters) written by Flavius Vegetius Renatus around the late 4th century. Vegetius' treatise about Roman-era warfare and military science became a guide for military leaders in the Middle Ages.

Artifact

Book

Date Made

1536

Creators

Vegetius Renatus, Flavius 

Wechel, Chrestien, 1495-1554 

Place of Creation

France, Paris 

Creator Notes

Written by by Flavius Vegetius Renatus. Printed by Chrestien Wechel.

Collection Title

Book Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2015.0.3.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Leather

Technique

Printing (Process)
Woodcut (Process)

Dimensions

Height: 12.5 in

Width: 8.375 in

Length: 2 in

Inscriptions

Book plate: EX-LIBRIS | LEON DVCHESNE DE LA SICOTIERE Title page: Ex Lib. Joan. [illegible] | Ex Bibliot S. Eligii | de Mauritania

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