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by Vannoccio Biringuccio

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REENACTORS VIEW: Early 16th C 477 pages: From the original cover, "Ten books in which are fully treated not only every kind and sort of mineral but also all that is necessary for the practice of those things belonging to the arts of smelting or casting metals and all related subjects." Only if you are looking for a primary source on metal treatments in the 16th C: We have not read this whole book, only selected chapter relating to casting for the purposes of research on cannons ( )
  hsifeng | Mar 27, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0486261344, Paperback)

First clear work on metallurgy, published in 1540, describing in detail the equipment and processes of 16th-century mining, smelting and metalworking. This is the definitive English translation, with a historical introduction to the author — a Siennese metallurgist and armament maker. Illustrated with reproductions of 94 original woodcuts.

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