Item #23396 Gunnery, Gun Powder and Gun Smithing. Extract, 1797 Encyclopedia Britannica. Guns, Prints.
Gunnery, Gun Powder and Gun Smithing. Extract, 1797 Encyclopedia Britannica.

Gunnery, Gun Powder and Gun Smithing. Extract, 1797 Encyclopedia Britannica.

Edinburgh: A. Bell and C. Macfarquhar, 1797. Third Edtion. Unopened extract from the original 1797 volume of the renowned encyclopedia, consisting of 54 pages (pp195-248) on guns and gun making, with two copper engraved plates. The wonderful engraved images of cannon includes a row of cannon ranging in size from a 33 pounder down to a 12 powder, with a cut away view of the interior.

The gunnery text includes 3 sections on the history of gunnery, the theory of gunnery, and the practice (includes tables of comparative velocity and ranges; lengths and weights of Iron ship guns). The gunpowder section includes information on making gunpowder of different kinds; the gunsmithing section describes the forging methods utilized in different weapons. Text printed in 2 columns, the extract very bright and fresh. Fine condition. Item #23396

Price: $375.00

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