PIETER SNAYERS: BATTLE PAINTER 1592-1667
412pp., 4to, illustrated in colour throughout. 2018.[Please note UK postage will be £7.50] Some books are simply overwhelming in their quality. This is one of them. In the first place the book production is of the very highest standard. More than that, if you have any interest in the period of the Thirty Years War, the best source of visual material are the amazing contemporary battle paintings of the Flemish artist Pieter Snayers. This book reproduces them all fabulously, but then adds even more by documenting the battle history of the period using other great paintings where necessary. If you could have just one book on the period it would have to be this one. Although expensive, it is worth every penny and more.