Title: Gunpowder : Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics : The History of the Explosive that Changed the World. in dj.
Publisher:  Basic Books, New York, 2004, ISBN:0465037189
Seller ID: 67587
KELLY, Jack. Gunpowder : Alchemy, Bombards, and Pyrotechnics : The History of the Explosive that Changed the World . NY: Basic Books, (2004). First Printing. Pp. [i]-x,1-261,(1). Illustrated. 8vo, pale brown paper covered spine with brown paper covered boards. The history of "one of humanity's more critical inventions", created by Chinese alchemists in the tenth century, that, as Francis Bacon declared, "changed the whole face and state of thingsthroughout the world." Includes information on the importance of gunpowder throughout major battles on land and sea. Remainder mark to bottom edge, e lse vg. 20.00