First published in 1540 as: De la pirotechnia.
Title within woodcut border, with symbols of Venice and illustrations from the work.
Imprint from colophon, which has date 1559.
Printer's device at the end.
84 woodcuts illustrating metallugical processes.
Del cristallo et in generale di tvtte le gioie piv note (Rock crystal, gems and other glasses): p. 38 verso-41; Del vetro et in generale de gli altri mezzi minerali (Glass and other semiminerals): p. 41-44.
Book 2, chapter 14 describes the process of making glass, the purification and re-melting of glass frit, the structure of the furnace, the preparation of the pots, and the method of glass blowing.