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Author Babington, John.

Title Pyrotechnia, or, A discourse of artificial fire-works: in which the true grounds of that art are plainly and perspicuously laid downe: together with sundry such motions, both straight and circular, performed by the helpe of fire, as are not to be found in any other discourse of this kind, extant in any language. VVhereunto is annexed a short treatise of geometrie, contayning certaine definitions and problemes, for the mensuration of superficies and sollids, with tables for the square root to 25000, 00 latus, wherein all roots under those numbers are extracted onely by ocular inspection./ VVritten by Iohn Babington gunner, and student in the mathematicks.

Published London : Printed by Thomas Harper; for Ralph Mab, 1635.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail SpC/RB  52/10    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description 14 unnumbered pages, 72; 4 unnumbered pages, 80 pages, 200 pages, 2 unnumbered folded leaves of plates : illustrations ; 28 cm (folio)
Notes With an additional title page, engraved, signed "Io Droeshout scul": Pyrotechnia or a discourse of artificiall fire workes for pleasure ..
"A short treatise of geometrie" has separate dated title page, pagination, and register. It was also issued separately (STC 1100).
Signatures: pi1 [fleuron]⁶ A-F⁶, chi² A-F⁶ G⁴ (a)-(c)⁶ (D)-(E)⁶ (f)⁶ (G)⁴ (h)⁶ (I)⁴ K-L⁶ M⁸ N-R⁶.
Stationer's Register: Entered 19 January [1635]
ESTC S106893.
STC (2nd ed.), 1099.
Local note Baill RB copy has binder's title: Gunner's Pyrotechnia
Other author Droeshout, John, -1652, engraver.
Subject Fireworks -- Early works to 1800.
Measurement -- Early works to 1800.
Geometry -- Early works to 1800.
Roots, Numerical -- Tables -- Early works to 1800.
Variant Title Pyrotechnia.
Discourse of artificial fire-works.
Pyrotechnia or a discourse of artificiall fire workes for pleasure.
Short treatise of geometrie.
Local author Mab, Ralph Bookseller
Harper, Thomas, d. 1656 Printer
Local title Gunner's Pyrotechnia