Simienowicz, Casimir; Shelvocke, George [transl.]
Catalogue No.: j4387
London.: J. Tonson [printer]
First translated edition; Published Date: 1729; First Published: 1650
23 folding engraved plates detailing the science and construction of weaponry
350 x 230 mm (14 x 9 inches) - 404pp.
Full leather binding with impressed front panel. Gilt bands and embellished red title panel to spine
Modern leather binding with new endpapers. Contents G - in Good condition. Some mild foxing and light marking to text and plates. Occasional sm. tears largely confined to margins. Edges uncut.
First translated edition of what was for over a century the standard work on the science and technology of artillery. Originally published as 'Artis Magnae Artilleriae' in Amsterdam in 1650 the work contains one of the first tracts on the rocket as well as treating the subjects of pyrotechnics and weights and measures. This edition complete with all twenty-three engraved folding plates.
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