The Art of Making Fireworks, Improved to the Modern Practice from the Minutest to the Highest Branches: Containing the Plain and easy Directions for Mixing and Preparing the Ingredients, with instructions for making Squibs, Crackers, Serpents, Wheels, Roman Candles, &c. As also for some highly curious Aquatic Fireworks.
The Art of Making Fireworks, Improved to the Modern Practice from the Minutest to the Highest Branches: Containing the Plain and easy Directions for Mixing and Preparing the Ingredients, with instructions for making Squibs, Crackers, Serpents, Wheels, Roman Candles, &c. As also for some highly curious Aquatic Fireworks.
The Art of Making Fireworks, Improved to the Modern Practice from the Minutest to the Highest Branches: Containing the Plain and easy Directions for Mixing and Preparing the Ingredients, with instructions for making Squibs, Crackers, Serpents, Wheels, Roman Candles, &c. As also for some highly curious Aquatic Fireworks.

The Art of Making Fireworks, Improved to the Modern Practice from the Minutest to the Highest Branches: Containing the Plain and easy Directions for Mixing and Preparing the Ingredients, with instructions for making Squibs, Crackers, Serpents, Wheels, Roman Candles, &c. As also for some highly curious Aquatic Fireworks.

Derby: Published by Thomas Richardson, [1818]. 12mo., original printed paperboards, black cloth spine. 24 pp., with hand-colored folding frontis. engraving (8.75” x 7”).

An early 19th century pyrotechnical manual, comprising ingredients, recipes, and construction details. With a delightful hand-colored frontispiece depicting all manner of fireworks entertaining observers. OCLC records just five holdings of the Derby edition, as well as holdings for two London editions published in 1825 and 1835.

CONDITION: Good, frontispiece recently reinforced, title at head of frontispiece trimmed at time of publication.

Item #2914

Price: $1,200.00

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