Tokyo: Published by the Author - Distributed by Maruzen Co., Ltd, 1981. Hardcover. 7-3/8"x10", 336p., red linen cloth covers lettered in black, typescript text (the text looks like it came out of a standard typewriter, rather than being typeset, and the illustrations are primarily hand-drawn), tables, diagrams, one b&w photographic illustration preceding the text, index. -- Classic work on fireworks making. Fine / near fine. Item #10571
"He [Dr. Shimizu] spent his life working in pyrotechnics and was recognized as one of the foremost authorities in the industry. The best book [Fireworks The Art, Science and Technique] written on the subject in the English language in the twentieth century. Few were as tireless and thorough in their research, and none as diligent in preserving it in print for the benefit of all".- amateurpyro.com.