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Author: Papillon, David, 1581-1655?
Title: A practicall abstract of the arts of fortification and assailing containing foure different methods of fortifications with approved rules, to be set out in the feild [sic] all manner of superficies, intrenchments, and approaches by the demy circle, or with lines and stakes / written for the benefit of such as delight in the practice of these noble arts by David Papillon ...
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2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: A practicall abstract of the arts of fortification and assailing containing foure different methods of fortifications with approved rules, to be set out in the feild [sic] all manner of superficies, intrenchments, and approaches by the demy circle, or with lines and stakes / written for the benefit of such as delight in the practice of these noble arts by David Papillon ...
Papillon, David, 1581-1655?

London: Printed by R. Austin ..., 1645.
Notes:
Errata: p. 123.
Reproduction of original in Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
Subject terms:
Military art and science -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A55522.0001.001

Contents
engraved title page
frontispiece
TO HIS EXCELLENCIE, Sir THOMAS FAIRFAX, Generallisime of the Forces of the honourable Houses of Parlement.
To the Reader.
THE CONTENTS.
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CHAP. I. Of the true Character of a compleat Enginier.
CHAP. II. Of the Antiquity of the Art of Fortification.
CHAP. III. Of the Nations that have excelled, and doe excell at this present time, all other Nations in the Art of Fortification.
CHAP. IIII. Of the true use of the Art of Fortification.
CHAP. V. Of the best, and of the worst Seats for Garrisons.
CHAP. VI. Of the forraigne Fortifications and Dimensions.
CHAP. VII. Of the superficies contained in the first Plare.
CHAP. VIII. Of the Superficies contained in the second Plate.
CHAP. IX. Of the Superficies contained in the 3. Plate.
CHAP. X. Of the five Redouts contained in Plate 4.
CHAP. XI. Of the two first Methods of Fortification in generall.
CHAP. XII. Of the Fortifications of the Equilaterall Triangle by Bastions with Orillons, demonstrated in Plate 9.
CHAP. XIII. Of the Fortifications of the Square by Bastions with Orillons, demonstrated in Plate 10.
CHAP. XIV. Of the Fortifications of the Pentagon by Bastions with Orillons, demonstrated in Plate 11.
CHAP. XV. Of the Fortifications of the Ovall by Bastions without Orillons demonstrated in Plate 8.
CHAP. XVI. Of the Fortifications of the Sexagon, by Bastions with Orillons, demonstrated in Plate 12.
CHAP. XVII. Of the third Method of Fortification, by Avant-guards and out-Guards, and halfe Moones in generall.
CHAP. XVIII. Of the extent of the sides or bases of all manner of Su∣perficies, and of the just length of the Line of defence.
CHAP. XIX. Of the Fortifications of the Superficie, in the forme of S. Michaels Crosse, fortified by eight Halfe-Moones, demonstrated in Plate 13.
CHAP. XX. Of the Fortifications of the Faralograme, fortified by Avant-guards, demonstrated in Plate 14.
CHAP. XXI. Of the Fortifications of the Equilateral Triangle fortified by Avant Guards, demonstrated in Plate 15.
CHAP. XXII. Of the Fortifications of the square, fortified by Avant Guards, and Out-Guards, demonstrated in Plate 16.
CHAP. XXIII. Of the Fortifications of the Pentagon fortified by Avant Guards, and Out-Guards, demonstrated in Plate 17.
CHAP. XXIV. Of the Fortification of the Demi-Sexagon fortified by Avant Guards, and Out-guards, demonstrated in Plate 18.
CHAP. XXV. Of the fourth and last method of Fortification by small Flankers in generall.
CHAP. XXVI. Of the Fortifications of the Octogon, fortified by small Flankers; demonstrated in Plate 19.
CHAP. XXVII. Of the Fortifications of the Paralograme fortified by small Flankers demonstrated in Plate 20.
CHAP. XXVIII. Of the Fortifications of the Square fortified by small Flankers demonstrated by a Demi-Square in Plate 21.
CHAP. XXIX. Of the Fortifications of the 24 Angle Poligon, fortisied by small Flankers, demonstrated in Plate 22 by a Demi-Poligon of twelve Angles.
CHAP. XXX. Of the Fortifications of the mixt Superficie, fortified by small Flankers, and three Redouts, demon∣strated in Plate 23.
OF THE ART OF ASSAILING IN GENERALL.
CHAP. XXXII. Of the charge and qualities of a prudent and ex∣perienced Governour.
CHAP. XXXIII. Of six different wayes, how strong Holds may be reduced.
CHAP. XXXIV. Of the opinions of experienced Commanders, concerning sallies made by the Defendants at the be∣ginning of a Siege.
CHAP. XXXV. Of the entrenched Camp demonstrated in Plate 24.
CHAP. XXXVI. Of the Batteries erected, and of the Mines to be sprung against a besieged Garrison, demonstrated in Plate 25.
ERRATA.