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SMITH, Thomas, William Bourne and Robert Norton. TWO WORKS BOUND IN ONE.
THE ART OF GUNNERY, vvherein is set forth a number of serviceable secrets, and practicall conclusions, belonging to the art of gunnery, by arithmetick skill to be accomplished:
London no printer, 1643. both pretty, pleasant, and profitable for all such as are professors of the same faculty: SECOND PART: CERTAINE ADDITIONS TO THE BOOK OF GUNNERY WITH A SUPPLY OF FIRE-WORKS. Bound with WILLIAM BOURNE, 2 PARTS IN ONE: THE ARTE OF SHOOTING IN GREAT ORDNANCE AND THE GUNNERS DIALOGUE, WITH THE ART OF GREAT OF ARTILLERY BY ROBERT NORTON, all with their own title pages dated 1643. 8vo, approximately 185 x 140mm, 7½ x 5½ inches. ART of GUNNERY, 3 folding plates, 27 woodcut illustrations in the text, plus many diagrams, some pictorial headpieces, pages: [8], 1-120, printer's pictorial device on title page with motto "Veritas Filia Temporis; THE ARTE OF SHOOTING IN GREAT ORDNANCE AND THE GUNNERS DIALOGUE, WITH THE ART OF GREAT OF ARTILLERY BY ROBERT NORTON, 14 text illustrations, 1 full page, decorated initials, pages: [4], [4], 5-56, 59-92, followed by 2 pages of Table of Contents, text continuous despite jump in pagination. Bound together in modern speckled calf, gilt lettered black label to spine, gilt rules and date to spine, gilt rules to covers, Thomas Francis Freemantle's bookplate to first pastedown. Pale browning to edges of pastedowns, occasional fox spot, otherwise a very good crisp clean copy. Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 141; Cockle, Military Books to 1642, page 61, No.73; Sotheby's Macclesfield Catalogue Part Ten, Nos. 3381 and 3555; ESTC R37969 and ESTC R37970. MORE IMAGES ATTACHED TO THIS LISTING, ALL ZOOMABLE, FURTHER IMAGES ON REQUEST. POSTAGE AT COST. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Roger Middleton P.B.F.A. [Oxford, United Kingdom]
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