CARPEGNA, Nolfo di.
Title Brescian Firearms from matchlock to flintlock. A compendium of names, marks and works together with an attempt at classification with an introduction by Francesco Rossi.
Book Condition Fine
Jacket Condition Fine
Publisher Edizioni de Luca, Rome:, 1997. 0
Seller ID 1288
Small royal 4to., pp 312, section of detailed drawings on art paper, 413-459, . Publisher's lettered pale grey cloth in glazed dustjacket (with a portrait of the author). A fine bright copy. 'In 1646 John Evelyn, the famous English diarist visited Brescia in Northern Italy, and wrote: "Here I purchas'd of old Lazarino Cominazzo my fine carabine, which cost me 9 pistoles, this city being famous for these fire-arms, and that workman with Jo. Bap. Franco, the best esteem'd. The city consists most in artists, every shop abounding in guns, swords, armores, etc." 'It supersedes everything previously written on the subject, including the Brescian entries in StÝckel's great general dictionary of gun makers.'
war military history early modern Italy Italian