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The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio, Translated from the Italian with an Introduction and Notes by Cyril Stanley Smith & Martha Teach Gnundo.

By: BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio (1480–c. 1539).

Price: $60.00

Publisher: New York:, The American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers, 1942.: 1942

Seller ID: BL3363


Large 8vo. xxvi, 476 pp. Frontispiece, illustrations, index. Quarter cream paper and cranberry cloth, with gilt-stamped cloth spine label. Burndy [Dibner] bookplate. Very good. Limited to 1000 copies by the Printing Office of the Yale University Press. Vannoccio Biringuccio (1480?. 1539) was an Italian metallurgist. He is best known for this manual on metalworking, De la Pirotechnia, published posthumously in 1540. Biringuccio is considered by some as the father of the foundry industry as De la Pirotechnia is the first printed account of proper foundry practice. It also gives details of minin... View more info

The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio.

By: BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, M.I.T. Press, (1966).: 1966

Seller ID: BL3139


First MIT paperback edition. 8vo. xxvi, 477 pp. Illus., appendices, index. Red printed wrappers; extremities rubbed, spine creased. Burndy bookplate. View more info

The Pirotechnia of Vannoccio Biringuccio. Translated from the Italian with an introduction and notes by Cyril Stanley Smith & Martha Teach Gnudi.

By: BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio; Derek J. PRICE (editor).

Price: $450.00

Publisher: New York:, Basic Books, (1959).: 1959

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BL3077


Reprint. The Collector's Series in Science. 4to. xxvi, 477 pp. Illus., appendices, index. Gilt-stamped navy blue leather with five raised spine bands, t.e.g., slip case; hinges slightly cracked. Burndy bookplate. Very good. THIS IS A SPECIAL COPY, BOUND BY THE PUBLISHER FOR CYRIL STANLEY SMITH, who was a contributor to this book (see preface). SIGNED BY CYRIL STANLEY SMITH on the front pastedown, 1959. View more info

De La pirotechnia (1540).

By: BIRINGUCCIO, Vannoccio; MIELI, Aldo (editor).

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Bari:, Societa Tipografica Editrice Barese, 1914.: 1914

Seller ID: BL3250


Volume 1 [all issued?]. Series: Classici delle scienze e della filosofia; Ser. scient.; Classici delle scienze e della filosofia / Serie scientifica, Classici delle scienze e della filosofia, 1. 8vo. lxxxv, 198 pp. Illus.; hinges and cords, including that of title page, all loose (paper brittle). Later quarter brown cloth over brown textured paper over boards, spine labels; rubbed. Burndy bookplate. As is, but serviceable copy. It seems no other part was issued. View more info

"Account of the native hydrate of magnesia, discovered by Dr. Hibbert in Shetland."

By: BREWSTER, Sir David (1781-1868).

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Extracted from:, The Transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Vol. 9, [1823].: 1823

Seller ID: S3659


283 x 226 mm. 4to. Pages (239)-242. Dis-bound. Very good. Morrison-Low, "Published writings of Sir David Brewster: a bibliography," in: Morrison-Low and Christie, 'Martyr of science', No. 294. See: DSB, II, pp. 451-454. View more info

Sidney Ironworks Accounts 1541-1573.

By: CROSSLEY, D.W. (ed.).

Price: $11.00

Publisher: London:, Royal Historical Society, University College London, 1975.: 1975

Seller ID: BL1772

ISBN: 0901050253


FIRST EDITION. Series: Camden Fourth Series, Vol. 15. 8vo. 269 pp. Figs., tables, glossary, index. Beige cloth, gilt-stamped black spine label; tiny stain to fore-edge, else fine. Burndy bookplate. ISBN: 0901050253 First Edition. View more info

"Metallurgy and Physical Properties of Mercury-Doped Germanium Related to the Performances of the Infrared Detector." In: Infrared Physics: An International Research Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, March 1967, pp. 1-10.

By: DARVIOT, Y., A. SORRENTINO, B. JOLY, & B. PAJOT.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxford, et al.:, Pergamon Press, 1967.: 1967

Seller ID: S10108


8vo. 63 pp. Plates, figs., tables. Printed wrappers. Library stamp on front cover. Good. View more info

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Armour & Weapons.

By: FFOULKES, Charles.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1909.: 1909

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BL1331


FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 112 pp. Frontis., plates, illustrations, index. Paper boards, black stamped cover title and illustration. Burndy bookplate. Very good. Signed by former owner, Cyril Stanley Smith. First Edition. View more info

Selection and application of metallic rectifiers.

By: JACKSON, Stuart P.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: New York:, McGraw-Hill, 1957.: 1957

Seller ID: S2218


236 x 162 mm. 8vo. xiv, 326 pp. Figs., bibliog., index. Green cloth, dust-jacket; jacket chipped, else fine. View more info

Metallurgy and Metalworking in Ancient Russia. Translated from Russian.

By: KOLCHIN, B.A.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Jerusalem:, Israel Program for Scientific Translations, 1967.: 1967

Seller ID: BL3306


25 cm. iv, 112 pp. Illustrations, bibliography. Gray printed wrappers; spine tears repaired. Burndy bookplate. Very good. View more info

"The constitution of the alloys of aluminum and zinc." In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Containing Papers of a Mathematical or Physical Character, Vol. 211.

By: ROSENHAIN, Walter (1875-1934) & Sydney L. ARCHBUTT.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: London:, Harrison and Sons, 1912.: 1912

Seller ID: S6251


4to. Pages 315-343. [Entire volume: viii, 486 pp.] 7 figs., table, 3 plates Maroon cloth, gilt spine. Ex library white ms. spine number, bookplate, blind-stamp on title. Fine. FIRST EDITION. Important contribution in the creation of physical metallurgy. "In 1906 Walter Rosenhain was offered the post of superintendent of the recently established department of metallurgy and metallurgical chemistry at the National Physical Laboratory, Teddington. . . . Under Rosenhain it became one of the world's largest and most renowned metallurgical laboratories. When Rosenhain arrived at Teddington, met... View more info

English Industries of the Middle Ages. New Edition, Enlarged and Illustrated.

By: SALZMAN, L.F.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Oxford:, Clarendon Press, 1923.: 1923

Seller ID: BL2517


8vo. xx, 360 pp. Frontis., illustrations, index. Burgundy cloth, gilt-stamped cover emblem and spine title; extremities a bit rubbed. Bookplate of the Burndy Library. Very good. Cyril Stanley Smith's copy, with his inked signature. View more info

Sources for the History of the Science of Steel 1532-1786. Edited by Cyril Stanley Smith.

By: SMITH, Cyril Stanley, editor.

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Cambridge:, The Society for the History of Technology and The MIT. Press, (1968).: 1968

Seller ID: S6683


241 x 160 mm. 8vo. xv, 357 pp. Figs., index. Blue cloth, dust jacket. Very good. Dust jacket present. View more info

"A research on Faraday's 'Steel and Alloys.'" In: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Series A, Vol. 230.

By: [FARADAY] HADFIELD, Sir Robert Abbott (1858-1940).

Price: $75.00

Publisher: London:, Harrison and Sons, 1932. [Parts I and II].: 1932

Seller ID: S6088


300 x 236 mm. 4to. Pages 221-292. [Entire volume: vi, 448 pp.] 10 figs., 11 tables, 9 plates. Blind-stamped red cloth, gilt spine; rubbed. Ex library white call numbers at foot of spine, bookplates of the University of Hartford and the Library Company of Philadelphia, rubber stamps. Very good. FIRST EDITION. The first part of this two-part paper provides an historical introduction to Faraday's work on steel alloys based on archival research and an evaluation of the value of Faraday's metallurgical work. Part two provides a thorough metallurgical study of the specimens of Faraday and Stodart's... View more info

Champion Herbert Mathewson, Sixtieth Birthday, October 7, 1941. . .A Book of Technical Papers Written by Former Students of Dr. Mathewson, and Containing Biographical and Other Information, Assembled and Printed for Presentation to Him in Honor of His Sixtieth Birthday.

By: [MATHEWSON, C.H.] The Yale Metallurgical Alumni.

Price: $28.00

Publisher: New Haven:, Yale Metallurgical Alumni, 1941.: 1941

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: BL1463


8vo. xxxi, 184 pp. Frontis., illustrations, figs., tables. Blue cloth, gilt-stamped cover and spine titles; a few scuffs to spine, else very good. Burndy bookplate. Signed by Cyril Stanley Smith. View more info

Encyclopaedia Britannica. "Animal and Vegetable Substances."

By: [Metallurgy]

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Entry extracted from:, Supplement to Encyclopaedia Britannica, 3rd edition, 1803.: 1803

Seller ID: S8360


4to. 538-635 pp. Lengthy definition of substances; browned throughout, light foxing, first leaf loose. Extract. Very good. View more info