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Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio

ISBN-10: 0486261344
ISBN-13: 9780486261348
Edition: 1990
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Description: First clear work on metallurgy, published in 1540, describing in detail the equipment and processes of 16th-century mining, smelting and metalworking. This is the definitive English translation, with a historical introduction to the author — a  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/17/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

First clear work on metallurgy, published in 1540, describing in detail the equipment and processes of 16th-century mining, smelting and metalworking. This is the definitive English translation, with a historical introduction to the author — a Siennese metallurgist and armament maker. Illustrated with reproductions of 94 original woodcuts.

Foreword to the First Issue
Foreword to the Reissue
Introduction
Acknowledgments
Every Kind of Mineral, In General
The Semiminerals
Assaying
The Separation of Gold from Silver
The Alloys That Are Formed between Metals
The Art of Casting in General and Particular
Methods of Melting Metals
The Small Art of Casting
The Procedure of Various Works of Fire
On Certain Artificial Combustible Materials, and the Procedures Followed in Making Fireworks to be Used in Warfare and for Festivals
Figures from other sources
Weights and measures
List of editions of the Pirotechnia
Bibliography

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