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Beschreibung einer (neuen) Buchszenmeisterey

 Collection — Volume: 1
Call Number: MS E31


A treatise written by Josephus Furthenbach (or Joseph Furttenbach) on firearms and fireworks, with ten leaves at end concerned with surveying instruments used for planning fortifications.


  • 1634?


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1 volume (66 leaves) : Pagination: title page, leaves 1-2, 4, 6-9, 11-22, [4 leaves], 23-48, 51-52, 49-50, 53 [11 leaves]; leaves 3, 5, 10 wanting; extra leaves inserted between 22 and 23, and at end; 51 misbound between 48 and 49. Binding: Vellum [20th Century?]. Ornamentation: 52 drawings of firearms, fireworks, surveying, instruments, plans of fortifications. Scribe: Joannes Jacobus Bröchius von Rainfelden. ; 31 x 19.5 cm

Physical Location

MS E31

Custodial History

Prince Liechtenstein

Immediate Source of Acquisition

H.P. Kraus, 1960

Guide to the 17th-century German Treatise on Firearms and Fireworks Collection
Beschreibung einer (neuen) Buchszenmeisterey
Finding aid prepared by am, 1961; revised by ksc, 2006. Finding aid encoded by skt, 2006.
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Beschreibung einer (neuen) Buchszenmeisterey, Department of Special Collections, MS E31, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

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