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Creator:
Furttenbach, Joseph, 1591-1667.
Title(s):

Halinitro-pyrobolia. : Beschreibu[n]g einer newen Büchsen-Meisterey, nemlichen: gründlicher Bericht, wie der Salpeter, Schwefel, Kohlen, vnnd das Pulfer zu praepariren, zu probieren, auch langwirrig gut zu behalten: das Fewrwerck zur Kurtzweil vnd Ernst zu laboriren. Dann, wie der Pöler, das grobe Geschütz, vnd der Petardo zu gobernirn: ingleichem die Lunden bey Tag- vnd Nachtszeiten, sicherlich vnd ohne gesehen zu tragen, &c. Sampt einer kurtzen geometrishcen Einlaytung, die Weite vnd Höhe gar gering zu erfahren. Alles ausz eygener Experientza; neben etlichen newen, zuvor nicht gesehnen Inventionen, gantz fleissig und vertrewlich beshrieben; vber das, mit. 44. Kupfferstucken delinirt vnd für Augen gestellt / durch Josephum Furttenbach..

Additional Title(s):

Beschreibug einer newen Büchsen-Meisterey

Beschreibung einer newen Büchsen-Meisterey

Published/Created:
Getruckt in desz Heiligen Römischen Reichs Statt Vlm, [Ulm] : durch Jonam Saurn, bestellten Buchtruckern daselbsten, Anno MDCXXVII [1627]
Physical Description:
[20], 107, [1] p., [1], 44 [i.e. 88] leaves of plates (44 folded) : ill. ; 30 cm. (fol.)
Holdings:
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NA2515 .F8 1628+ Oversize
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
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Classification:
Books
Notes:
BEIN 2009 +231: Armorial bookplate of the Earls of Macclesfield: South Library, 205.G.20 [number in ms.]. Contains the printed key of symbols, bound in following t.p., signed on recto "Joseph Furttenbach," docketed on verso "Erclerung der Caracteres In Joseph Furttenbachs Bixenmaistery Buech," and stamped in blind with the Macclesfield coat of arms.
BEIN 2009 +231: Accompanied by 22 small slips of paper with ms. notes (in French) and drawings, laid in at various places. The slips have been numbered by the cataloger (2009 +231 1, 2009 +231 2, etc.) and are laid in as follows: 1: betw. p. 10 and 11 (leaves B1 and B2); 2: betw. p. [1], second count (leaf N6) and added engraved t.p. preceding ill.; 3: within plate 5; 4: within plate 10; 5: within plate 11; 6: within plate 19; 7: within plate 20; 8: within plate 22; 9: within plate 25; 10: within plate 28; 11: within plate 29; 12: within plate 30; 13: within plate 31; 14: within plate 32; 15: within plate 33; 16: within plate 34; 17: within plate 36; 18: within plate 38; 19: within plate 40; 20: within plate 42; 21: within plate 42; 22: within plate 43.
Added engraved t.p., essentially the same wording with orthographic variants.
Engr. title signed "Raphel Custodis, sculp:"; all other plates signed "R. Custodis", "R.C.", etc.
Signatures: pi² [maltese cross]-2[maltese cross]⁴ A-M⁴ N⁶ [$3 (+N4) signed].
Each numbered plate is printed on a folded leaf bound in the middle.
Final p. blank.
Brown University copy includes, bound following the title leaf, a printed leaf (ca. 28 x 19 cm.), at one time folded, containing a key to the symbols used by Furttenbach in his formulae; signed at lower right "Joseph Furttenbach" (author's autograph?); verso docketed "Erclerung der Caracteres In Joseph Furttenbachs Bixenmaistery Buech", with small wax seal stamped with armorial signet.
Philip, C. Firework books, F130.1.
Cockle, M.J.D. Bibliography of English military books up to 1642 and of contemporary foreign works, 692
VD 17, 23:270319A
BAC: British Art Center copy is bound with three other titles by Furttenbach: Architectura civilis, 1628 -- Architectura navalis, 1629 -- Architectura militaris, 1630. The volume bound in contemporary blind-stamped pig skin. The title page of Architectura civilis has autograph of "Jacobus Fischerus" and ink stamp of "[illegible] Gimbel, Baden-Baden."
Subject Terms:
Fireworks -- Early works to 1800.
Fischer, Jacob -- Autograph.
Furttenbach, Joseph, 1591-1667 -- Autograph.
Gimbel -- Stamp.
Gunnery -- Early works to 1800.
Gunpowder -- Early works to 1800.
Macclesfield, Earls of -- Bookplate.
Macclesfield, Earls of -- Stamp.
Form/Genre:
Annotations (Provenance) -- 17th century.
Armorial bookplates (Provenance)
Contributors:
Custos, Raphael, -1651. egr
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