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The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio: The Classic Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Metals and Metallurgy

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The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio: The Classic Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Metals and Metallurgy - Biringuccio, Vannoccio, and Stanley, Cyril (Translated by), and Gnudi, Martha Teach (Translated by)
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A Siennese metallurgist and armament maker, Vannoccio Biringuccio wrote history's first clear, comprehensive work on metallurgy. "The Pirotechnia" first appeared in 1540, shortly after Biringuccio's death. Lavishly illustrated, it describes in detail the equipment and processes of sixteenth-century mining, smelting, and metalworking. For centuries, this famous work has been a standard reference in the field of metals and metallurgy. It is especially valuable today as a vital source of information on the state of technology ...

The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio: The Classic Sixteenth-Century Treatise on Metals and Metallurgy 2006, Dover Publications, Mineola, NY

ISBN-13: 9780486446431

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