PAPACINO d'ANTONI, Alessandro Vittorio (1714-1786) - Esame della polvere. turin: Stamperia reale, 1765. An interesting work which collects observations and experiences on gunpowder, illustrated with some ingenious machines. 8vo (199 x 127mm). Woodcut coat of arms of Savoy house on the title-page, decorated initials, headpieces and numerous diagrams, 9 engraved folding plates (some browning, foxing and soiling). Contemporary calf, gilt spine, marbled edges (some rubbing and chipping).