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Author: Nye, Nathaniel, b. 1624.
Title: The art of gunnery. Wherein is described the true way to make all sorts of gunpowder, guu-match [sic], the art of shooting in great and small ordnance: excellent ways to take heights, depths, distances, accessible, or inaccessible, either single or divers distances at one operation: to draw the map or plot of any city, town, castle, or other fortified place. To make divers sorts of artificiall fire-works, both for war and recreation, also to cure all such wounds that are curable, which may chance to happen by gunpowder or fire-works. This treatise is composed for the help of all such gunners and others, that have charge of artillery, and are not well versed in arithmetick and geometry : all the rules and directions in this book, being framed both with and without the help of arithmetick. By Nathanael Nye mathematician, master gunner of the city of Worcester.
Publication Info: Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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Print source: The art of gunnery. Wherein is described the true way to make all sorts of gunpowder, guu-match [sic], the art of shooting in great and small ordnance: excellent ways to take heights, depths, distances, accessible, or inaccessible, either single or divers distances at one operation: to draw the map or plot of any city, town, castle, or other fortified place. To make divers sorts of artificiall fire-works, both for war and recreation, also to cure all such wounds that are curable, which may chance to happen by gunpowder or fire-works. This treatise is composed for the help of all such gunners and others, that have charge of artillery, and are not well versed in arithmetick and geometry : all the rules and directions in this book, being framed both with and without the help of arithmetick. By Nathanael Nye mathematician, master gunner of the city of Worcester.
Nye, Nathaniel, b. 1624.

London: printed for William Leak, at the signe of the Crown in Fleetstreet, between the two Temple Gates, 1647.
Alternate titles: Treatise of artificiall fire-works for warre and recreation
Notes:
"The art of gunnery. Chap. 38." begins 2nd pagination and register; text is continuous.
"A treatise of artificiall fire-works for warre and recreation." has separate dated title page on p. [57] second sequence.
Reproduction of the original in the Cambridge University Library.
Subject terms:
Gunnery -- Early works to 1800.
Gunpowder -- Early works to 1800.
URL: http://name.umdl.umich.edu/A52587.0001.001

Contents
title page
To the Right Honourable the EARLE of LINDSEY, Lord great CHAMBERLAIN of ENGLAND.
To the READER.
Arts Mathematicall (in Worcester) Professed by Nath. Nye Mathematician, these Arts, Sciences, and Faculties here under expressed.
table of contents
part
A TREATISE of Artificiall FIRE-WORKS for the WARS.
Of Artificiall Fire-works for Recreation and Delight.
The ART of GUNNERY: AND First of Gunpowder.
CHAP. 1.
CHAP. 2.
CHAP. 3.
CHAP. 4.
CHAP. 5.
CHAP. 6.
CHAP. 7.
CHAP. 8.
CHAP. 9.
CHAP. 10.
CHAP. 11.
and first to make White Powder.
To make Red Powder.
To make any other coloured Powder.
CHAP. 12.
CHAP. 13.
CHAP. 14.
CHAP. 15.
CHAP. 16.
The use of this Engine.
CHAP. 17.
CHAP. 18.
CHAP. 19.
CHAP. 20.
CHAP. 21.
Another way to Dispart any Piece.
A third way to Dispart a Piece of Ordnance.
CHAP. 22.
CHAP. 23.
CHAP. 24.
CHAP. 25.
CHAP. 26.
How to help those that cannot abstract the cube root (to resolve this proportion) two se∣veral ways.
To work the last proposition by the Table.
CHAP. 27.
CHAP. 28.
CHAP. 29.
Example.
section
CHAP. 30.
CHAP. 31.
CHAP. 32.
CHAP. 33.
CHHP. 34.
Of the Canon.
Of the Demicannon.
Culverings.
Demiculverings.
Sakers.
Minions.
Faucons.
Fauconets.
Rabanet.
Base.
section
CHAP. 35.
CHAP. 36.
CHAP. 37.
CHAP. 38.
How the Carriage of a Peece should be made.
CHAP. 39.
CHAP. 40.
CHAP. 41.
CHAP. 42.
CHAP. 43.
CHAP. 44.
CHAP. 45.
CHAP. 46.
CHAP. 47.
CHAH. 48.
CHAP. 49.
CHAP. 50.
CHAP. 51.
CHAP. 52.
CHAP. 53.
CHHP. 54.
CHAP. 55.
CHAP. 56.
CHAH. 57.
CHAP. 58.
To take the height of a Towre or Castle standing on a hill.
CHAP. 59.
CHAP. 60.
An Example to cleere and manifest the last Proposition.
CHAP. 61.
frontispiece
title page
A TREATISE OF Artificiall FIRE-WORKS for the Wars.
CHAP. 1.
How to make the Morter-peece of Wood and Pastbord.
CHAP. 2.
How to make Fuses.
CHAP. 3.
CHAP. 4.
CHAH. 5.
CHAP. 6.
CHAP. 7.
CHHP. 8.
CHAP. 9.
CHAP. 10.
CHAP. 11.
To fill the Rockets with this composition.
CHAP. 12.
CHAP. 13.
A Composition for Stars of a blew colour mix∣ed with red.
Another Composition which maketh a white and beautifull fire.
section
CHAP. 14.
How to prepare the Cotton-week, to prime the first sort of Stars.
CHAP. 15.
CHAP. 16.
CHAP. 17.
CHAP. 18.
To represent a Tree in the Ayre.
CHAH. 19.
CHAP. 20.
CHAP. 21.
CHAP. 22.
The Unguent.
Otherwise.
Another sort most excellent.