Author: Siemienowicz Casimir, 1600 - 1651
Title: The Great Art of Artillery.
Published: London : printed for J. Tonson Book ID: 9455, 1729.
Format: Divided into 5 books, folio, approximately 310 x 210 mm, 12½ x 8 inches, engraved frontispiece and 22 folding engraved plates, pages: frontispiece, title page (printed in red and black), xi,  including errata, 1-404, plus 7 pages loosley laid in at the appropriate place (page 202) in neat readable manuscript in old ink. These 7 pages contain text that Shelvocke did not translate for some reason.
Binding: bound in full calf professionally rebacked to style, original endpapers still present. Rubbing and scuffing to covers, corners and some small patches to covers professionally repaired, offsetting from text to plates, mostly the plates at the front part of the book.
References: Sotheby's The Library of the Earls of Macclesfield, part 10, page 319, No, 3771; Chris Philip, A Bibliography of Firework Books, page 135-136; Spaulding and Karpinski, Early Military Books in the University of Michigan Libraries, page 28 No, 247; Alan St H. Brock, A History of Fireworks (several references).
Casimir Siemienowicz’s The Great Art of Artillery was translated into English by George Shelvocke (1675–1742). Copies of the English version are rare in Lithuania.
Reference: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 297.
Published: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books". Museum and Collector - 7. Vilnius: National Museum of Lithuania, 2018, p. 296-299.
Exhibitions: "The Collection of Lawyer Jaunius Gumbis: the Past Preserved in Books", September 3, 2018 – October 21, 2018.