The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuiccio


1959 – Translated from the Italian 1st Edition of 1540 with intro and notes by Cyril Stanley Smith and Martha Teach Gnudi. Includes box. The box is worn and coming apart along the bottom, but the book itself is excellent condition.

The Pirotechnia contained the first printed description amalgamation process for extraction of silver from its ores.

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