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Foliation: Paper, ii + 132; 2-76, [i], 77-130, 132-133; contemporary foliation in ink, upper right recto.
Layout: Written in 27-28 long lines; vertical bounding lines ruled in drypoint.
Script: Written in German cursive script.
Decoration: 30 illustrations in colored ink or colored washes over ink drawings, most being of types of weapons and explosives, with 2 illustrations of cannon-masters framed in red ink (f. 2r, 105r) and a landscape showing the use of animals to carry explosives into a city, also framed in red ink (f. 60r); headings in red and black.
Watermark: Cross in circle belonging to Piccard Three Mounts, Class X, nos. 2879-3059 (mainly Munich and Augsburg, also Donauwörth and the Tyrol, 1555-1635).
Binding: Contemporary leather, stamped and gold-tooled (but varnished and blackened), over late-18th or early-19th-century-leather over wooden boards.
Origin: Probably written in Bavaria, in the late 16th century.