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The Pirotechnia



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History's first clear, comprehensive work on metallurgy, first 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 authora Siennese metallurgist and armament makerand his work. Illustrated with reproductions of the 94 woodcuts that graced the original.

Table of Contents

Foreword to the First Issuep. v
Foreword to the Reissuep. vii
Introductionp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xxvi
Every Kind of Mineral, In Generalp. 13
The Semimineralsp. 77
Assayingp. 135
The Separation of Gold from Silverp. 181
The Alloys That Are Formed between Metalsp. 207
The Art of Casting in General and Particularp. 212
Methods of Melting Metalsp. 279
The Small Art of Castingp. 323
The Procedure of Various Works of Firep. 335
On Certain Artificial Combustible Materials, and the Procedures Followed in Making Fireworks to be Used in Warfare and for Festivalsp. 403
Figures from other sourcesp. 447
Weights and measuresp. 457
List of editions of the Pirotechniap. 458
Bibliographyp. 462
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