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The Resource Pirotechnia : li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante, composta per il S. Vannuccio Biringoccio, nobile senese

Pirotechnia : li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante, composta per il S. Vannuccio Biringoccio, nobile senese

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Pirotechnia : li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante
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Pirotechnia
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li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante
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composta per il S. Vannuccio Biringoccio, nobile senese
Title variation
Pirotechnia
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Summary
First comprehensive book on the fire-using arts and one of the classics in the history of science and technology.
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AZU
Citation location within source
  • p. 106
  • I:954
  • no. 66 (note)
  • B-417
  • CNCE 6158
Citation source
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
  • Brunet (5ème ed.)
  • Mortimer, R. Italian 16th cent.
  • Shaaber, M.A. Sixteenth-century iimprints in the libraries of the Univ. of Penn.
  • EDIT 16
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The work is divided into ten books, treating (1) metallic ores; (2) minerals and gems; (3) refining ores; (4) methods of refining gold and silver; (5) alloys of gold, silver, copper, lead, &c.; (6) casting large columns, statues, bells, and weapons; (7) furnaces, bellows, and other apparatus for melting metals; (8) making smaller castings and implements; (9) various operations such as distilling, blacksmithing, and making pottery; (10) making gunpowder, fireworks, saltpetre, and various fire-related weapons. Biringuccio also gives the first detailed account of typecasting
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Pirotechnia : li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante, composta per il S. Vannuccio Biringoccio, nobile senese
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Note
  • Third ed. of the Pirotechnia, first published in 1540
  • Imprint from colophon, which supplies imprint date of 1559: "In Vinegia. Per Comin da Trino di Monferrato. MDLIX [1559]."
  • Verso of t.p. contains Navò's dedication to Monsignor Mario Caboga, archdeacon of Ragusa, dated April 15, 1558 in Venice
  • Signatures: *8 A-X8
  • Woodcuts: title within woodcut border, featuring illustrations from the text, and with figure of Venice in upper panel, holding the scales of justice in one hand, a cornucopia of stalks of wheat in the other; and rampant lion device of Curzio Troiano de Navò in lower panel, with motto "Invidia fortitudine superatur"; another Navò device on recto of last leaf below colophon, featuring a rampant lion on a shield surmounted by a helmet and another lion, all flanked by two figures in dress of a Roman soldier; text illustrated with 84 woodcuts depicting metal-working tools, furnaces, and equipment; historiated white initials
  • Text printed in roman type
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[8], 168 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Eighteenth-century [?] tan calf boards with tree-calf design; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Biringoccio. Pirotechnia." Ownership imprint on t.p.: "Di Filippo Sassi."
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ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02802972
  • ucoclc2802972
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Pirotechnia : li diece libri della pirotechnia : nelli quali si tratta non solo la diuersità delle minere, ma ancho quanto si ricerca alla prattica di esse, e di quanto s'appartiene all'arte della fusione ouer getto de metalli, e d'ogni altra cosa à questa somigliante, composta per il S. Vannuccio Biringoccio, nobile senese
Publication
Note
  • Third ed. of the Pirotechnia, first published in 1540
  • Imprint from colophon, which supplies imprint date of 1559: "In Vinegia. Per Comin da Trino di Monferrato. MDLIX [1559]."
  • Verso of t.p. contains Navò's dedication to Monsignor Mario Caboga, archdeacon of Ragusa, dated April 15, 1558 in Venice
  • Signatures: *8 A-X8
  • Woodcuts: title within woodcut border, featuring illustrations from the text, and with figure of Venice in upper panel, holding the scales of justice in one hand, a cornucopia of stalks of wheat in the other; and rampant lion device of Curzio Troiano de Navò in lower panel, with motto "Invidia fortitudine superatur"; another Navò device on recto of last leaf below colophon, featuring a rampant lion on a shield surmounted by a helmet and another lion, all flanked by two figures in dress of a Roman soldier; text illustrated with 84 woodcuts depicting metal-working tools, furnaces, and equipment; historiated white initials
  • Text printed in roman type
Dimensions
22 cm (4to)
Extent
[8], 168 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: Eighteenth-century [?] tan calf boards with tree-calf design; gilt spine panels; gold-stamped spine title "Biringoccio. Pirotechnia." Ownership imprint on t.p.: "Di Filippo Sassi."
Other physical details
ill. (woodcuts)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)02802972
  • ucoclc2802972

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