13 folded large copper illustrations, with the preparation of fires, pyrotechnic games and techniques to prepare them. Illustrated architectural cover page. Numerous headpieces. Descriptions of pyrotechnic shows for weddings, coronations, public events, parties, etc.
"For the knowledge of the art of fireworks in the eighteenth century, this book is the most instructive publication, indeed the most detailed work that has been written up to that point, taking into account theory, practice and history, and this has remained without so until recent times. (Lotz)
The most complete treatise and the first without a doubt to deal concretely with fireworks in a fun and not military way. Composition of fireworks and how to use them, accurate and scientific descriptions. The book ends with the ceremonial occasions of bonfires and luminaries.
An excellent copy.
"Frezier (1682-1773) was probably one of the most influential writers of pyrotechnics in the mid-18th century and some of his editions are still quite common today".
Chez Charles Antoine Jombert, A Paris 1747. Bound in shiny light marbled calfskin. Spine with 5 raised bands, title in red Moroccan leather. Crisp and clear paper. Pp/ LIV-496. 13 Large plates folded at the end.
Philip F110.4 - Brunet VI, 10223 - Cat. D. Ornamental engraving Bln. 3301.- Third expanded edition - Ent. 3 vols in one: Materials needed. Different types and effects, fire in air or on water, structure and sequence of a fireworks show, at the beginning of each with a beautiful vignette by Cochin. The types of fireworks, some with large decorative structures.
- Aantal boeken
- Curiosa en ephemera, Pyrotechniek
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Traitè des Feux d'Artifice pour le Spectacle
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Geïllustreerde druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Paris, Jombert
- Ingeplakte plaatjes
- 209×133 mm