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The Art of Gunfounding. The Casting of Bronze Cannon in the Late 18th Century.

By: De Beer (Prof C.)

Price: £120.00

Publisher: 1991, Rotherfield,

Seller ID: 375


viii + 232pp, 52 full colour plates with 136 line illus, (sketches,ûreproductions from contemporary drawings), endpaper illus, large landscapeûformat (24cm x 32cm), dw, unopened, a very good copy. Publisher: Throughout the 18th century, English bronze guns were cast atûthe Woolwich Brass Foundry. Built in 1716, it served the needs of both theûArmy and Navy until the end of the Seven Years' War, by which time it wasûin urgent need of refurbishment and modernisation. A number ofûtechnological improvements had been made in Continental foundries, and itûwas not therefore altogether surprisi... View more info