TRAITE DES FEUX D'ARTIFICE POUR LE SPECTACLE, by Amedee Francois Frezier - 1747
Traite Des Feux d'Artifice Pour Le Spectacle
by Amedee Francois Frezier
SUBTITLE: Nouvelle edition, toute changee, & considerablement augmentee.
TRANSLATION: Treatise on Fireworks for the Show. New edition, entirely changed, and considerably augmented.
A book on pyrotechnics, rockets and fireworks for recreational and ceremonial use, which had been mostly perceived and used by the military. Also includes the science, background, composition, models and construction of decorative fireworks, thus becoming a long-time standard for making fireworks. Ends with a list of proper technical terms. Originally published in 1706 with eight plates, and this edition includes 13 fold-plates + frontispiece. Amédee François Frezier (1682–1773) was a French military engineer, mathematician, spy, and explorer. 496 pages. 5.25 x 8 inches.
Authorized 2nd edition, known as being the better resource with it's much expanded knowledge base. Published by: Nyon Fils, Paris. Printer: Jacques Chardon, Paris. 1747.
Hardback is overall in VERY GOOD+ condition.
- Professionally rebound in modern red buckram, by previous owner.
- Covers are in pristine condition.
- Binding is tight.
- Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks.
- Pastedowns are modern, part of the rebinding.
- Title, half title, ffeps and other early pages are more age-toned than rest of book.
- Gently toned pages exhibit scattered light foxing and/or stains with some marginal toning.
- Fold out plates are in excellent condition, with expected signs of aging including marginal toning and sparse foxing.
- Textblock edges are inked in matching red.
- Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
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