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Siemienowicz, Artis magnae artilleriae pars prima, Amsterdam, 1650, contemporary vellum

Siemienowicz, Artis magnae artilleriae pars prima, Amsterdam, 1650, contemporary vellum

Siemienowicz, Artis magnae artilleriae pars prima, Amsterdam, 1650, contemporary vellum

SIEMIENOWICZ, KAZIMIERZ

Artis magnae artilleriae pars prima. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1650


folio (314 x 202mm.), half-title, engraved title-page, 22 engraved plates (one folding), contemporary vellum, occasional light browning, folding plate slightly torn


FIRST EDITION of this manual on artillery and fireworks by Kazimierz Siemienowicz (1600-1651), the Lithuanian-born Lieutenant-General of Ordnance to King Wladyslaw IV of Poland. Only the first part was published though the German edition of 1676 added a further part (see lot 416).


LITERATURE:

STCN 088848760


PROVENANCE:

Fratelli Salimbeni, bookplate with letters L.B.; G.P.C., bookplate with motto "Nec adversa retorquent" and pencil shelfmark M VIII 335

Condition is described in the main body of the cataloguing, where appropriate.


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