Pyrotechnic. RUGGIERI. Élémens de pyrotechnie.

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Pyrotechnic. RUGGIERI. Élémens de pyrotechnie.
 Fireworks. RUGGIERI, Claude F. Élémens de pyrotechnie, divisés en cinq parties. Paris, Barba et Magimel, An 10 - 1802.

8vo, mm. 200x120; contemporary leather binding, gilt ornaments on the spine, marbled end papers, yellow edges; pp. XXIII, including half title and title page, 390, i.e. 393, 3. Pictorial frontispiece and 24 copper plates. A total of 25 plates engraved on copper. Stamp of ancient owner on half title and title page. Sign of wear, good copy.

Condition Report

Rare first edition. The work is divided into five parts: The materials treaty; the fires of earth, air and water; the aerostatic fires; the fires for the theater; the fireworks. The part dedicated to the theater contains several specific applications. At the end there is a vocabulary with the technical terms used in the book. The Ruggieri, originally from Bologna, were a family of famous pyrotechnists: they settled for a long time in France, setting up shows for Louis XV, Louis XVI and Napoleon. 


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