Fine illustrated work on fireworks





Vannuccio BIRINGUCCIO – Pirotechnia del S. Vannuccio Biringuccio senese; nella quale si tratta non solo della diversità delle minere, ma anche di quanto si ricerca alla pratica di esse. E di quanto s’appartiene all’arte della fusione, ò getto, dei metalli. Far campane, arteglierie, fuochi artificiali, et altre diverse cose utilissime. Nuovamente corretta, et ristampata. Con la tavola delle cose notabili – 1559. In Venetia, appresso P. Gironimo Giglio, e compagni. Eighteenth-century half leather with golden titles and friezes impressed on the spine; 24 °, 14.8 cm; leaves (1) + 345 + (7); slightly worn corners, ancient paper reinforcement at the inner margin between the back of the title page and the first side of the preface, a couple of two-page tears without losses, slight and sporadic halos and blooms, overall a good example, slightly trimmed at the upper margin. Old notes of ownership on the title page and on the first blank, beautiful letterpress in woodcut on the title page, woodcut drop caps and 84 vignettes, also in woodcut, in the text. Fourth edition (third Italian) of this famous illustrated treatise dedicated to metal casting techniques and other various and interesting topics such as mineralogy, pyrotechnics, alchemy, making bells, goldsmithing, mint, creation of typefaces. Worthy of mention is the part relating to antimony, the first description of which in order to isolate it dates back to this treaty, the technique is in fact traced back to Biringuccio


Gironimo Giglio




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