Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy
Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy
Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy
Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy
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Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

Biringucci, La pyrotechnie, Paris, 1556, later half calf, Acheson copy

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:1,500GBP

Lot Details

Description

Books from the Library of the Earls of Haddington, lots 105-131

BIRINGUCCI, VANOCCIO

La pyrotechnie, ou art du feu [translated by Jacques Vincent]. Paris: Claude Fremy, 1556


4to (217 x 145mm.), woodcut device on title-page, woodcut initials and illustrations, later half calf, first few leaves lightly foxed, last leaf soiled and slightly frayed


First French edition, though not a particularly respected edition, because of its omissions. The privilege is dated 1552 though it was not printed until a few years later. Jacques Vincent was a prolific translator who died just before publication.


LITERATURE:

USTC 39074


PROVENANCE:

Acheson(n), early inscription on title-page; Thomas Hamilton (1721-1794), 7th earl of Haddington, armorial bookplate on verso of title-page (obscuring the text of the privilege)

Condition Report

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