GUNNERY AND PYROTECHNICS

(SYLVIUS NIMROD, FRIEDRICH Hzg. zu WÜRTTEMBERG, TECK und ÖLS).

Vollkommene Unterweisung, wie Raketen, Feuer=Wasser=Sturm=Kugeln, Granaten, Pech=Sturm=Krantze, und allerhand Luft und Ernsthaffte Feuer=wercke zubereiten. Sampt gründlicher Anleitung zur Artillerie: als vom Mortier, von allerhand groben und kleinen Geschützen, wie solche zu probiren, zu Laden, zu richten u.d.g. Benebenst vielen dazu nötig dienlichen raren und fast unbekanden Instrumenten, von einem Liebhaber beyderley Wissenschafften an tag gegeben. Erster Theil (alles erschienen).

Osnabrück, J. G. Schwänders Tilman Bucholtz, 1660.

Folio. Fine recent hvellum in old style made of old materials. Titlelabel in leather on spine with gilt lettering. The htitle reads: "Praxis Artolloriae Pyrotechnicæ". Htitle,(6),71,(1) pp.. and 51 engraved plates with 117 figs. (numb. 1-51 of which 2 are unnumb.). One leaf lacks (pp. 17/18) and p. 17 is present in cont. handwriting, but the whole leaf supplied in a fine facsimile on old paper. 2 plates a bit shaved and frayed in margin. Slight browning to htitle, a few minor brownspots. A good copy.

Scarce second edition. The publisher tells us in the postscript that the book, published 1657, was in much demand and that it was unobtainable, so he was requested by a gentleman (Einen vornehmen Herr) to republish it. This second edition came out without the authors name. It is divided in 2 parts. The first part mainly deals with all kinds of recreative fireworks but also with the making of rockets, fire-water-and storm balls, grenades, pitch, storm wheels and receipts for gunpowder. The second part deals with gunnery and artillery (Ander der Artollery). - Chris Philip S 310.2 - Not in Rumpf and Cockle.

Order-nr.: 34427


DKK 16.500,00