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Large 8vo. xxvi, 476 pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, index. Quarter cream paper and cranberry cloth, with gilt-stamped cloth spine label. Burndy [Dibner] bookplate. Very good. Limited to 1000 copies by the Printing Office of the Yale University Press. Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480?. 1539) was an Italian metallurgist. He is best known for this manual on metalworking, De la Pirotechnia, published posthumously in 1540. Biringuccio is considered by some as the father of the foundry industry as De la Pirotechnia is the first printed account of proper foundry practice. It also gives details of mining practice, the extraction and refining of numerous metals, alloys such as brass, and compounds used in foundries and explosives. This is part of the Dibner Heralds of Science list, being Dibner's own copy. 38A. First Edition.
Title: The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio, Translated from the Italian with an Introduction and Notes by Cyril Stanley Smith & Martha Teach Gnundo.
Publisher: New York:, The American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1942.: 1942
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: BL3363