One of the earliest printed books on metallurgy. It contains the first mention of cobalt blue, manganese and the use of sodium chloride for separating gold and silver from base metals. and describes Renaissance methods of casting medallions, statues and bells and the earliest known account of typecasting. The woodcuts show the use of various furnaces, pulleys and tools, and illustrate the making of wire for cloth-of-gold and filigree as well as bells, pottery and (oh yeah) cannons.
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