Fireworks. FREZIER. Traité des feux d'artifice pour le spectacle.

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Fireworks. FREZIER. Traité des feux d'artifice pour le spectacle.
 Fireworks. FREZIER, Amédée François. Traité des feux d?artifice pour le spectacle. Paris, Charlesâ??Antoine Jombert, 1747

8vo, mm. 195x120; Contemporary sheepskin binding, gilt ornaments, polychrome endpapers, red edges; pp. LIV, [2], 496. Frontispiece, 3 Headpiece, 13 copper plates folded at the end. Label of ancient library inside cover. Slight foxing, good condition.

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Rare second authorized edition. Important pictorial work on piroctenia and rockets, in this edition improved and enhanced by the author. Frézier traces the history of the production and use of fireworks. At the end of the book a list of technical terms. The treaty, originally issued in 1706 with eight plates, was a huge success: the author decided to prepare this new version, enlarged and corrected following the publication of a pirate edition in 1741.Chris Philip F 110.5; Quérard III, p. 216; Poggendorff I, 802, per le due edizioni autorizzate.
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