Appier, La Pyrotechnie, Pont-à-Mousson, 1630, reversed calf
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Appier, La Pyrotechnie, Pont-à-Mousson, 1630, reversed calf

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Appier, La Pyrotechnie, Pont-à-Mousson, 1630, reversed calf

Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 GBP

Lot Sold:1,750GBP

Lot Details

Description

APPIER, JEAN, CALLED HANZELET

La Pyrotechnie... ou sont representes les plus rares & plus appreuvez secrets des machines & des feux artificiels. Pont-à-Mousson: Jean & Gaspard Bernard,

1630


4to (230 x 167mm.), engraved title, numerous engravings in the text, old reversed calf, gilt paper lettering-piece on spine, minor staining and worming, rubbed with minor loss to head of spine


FIRST EDITION of Appier's book on pyrotechnics, though closely based with regard to both text and illustrations on his 1620 work on military machines and fireworks (see lot 12).


LITERATURE:

Cockle 938; Rép. bibl. xviie siècle, vol. X, p.188; USTC 6805289


PROVENANCE:

Thomas Francis Fremantle, armorial bookplate

Condition Report

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The Cottesloe Military Library
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