Complete Art of Firework-Making
Complete Art of Firework-Making By Thomas Kentish.
Some of the most detailed descriptions and drawings of fireworks devices ever published. There are chapters on roman candles (extensive), rockets, stars, wheels, gerbes, tourbillions, saxons, serpents, shells, aquatic fireworks, girandolas, lancework, tools, formulations, and too much more to list here.
A classic: originally published in 1878, this is a newer edition republished by American Fireworks News with revisions. 129 pages, about 200 illustrations.