Agricola, De re metallica. First English edition by H. C. Hoover.

Georgius Agricola, De re metallica. Translated from the first Latin edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the earliest times to the 16th Century by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. London, The Mining Magazine 1912.
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  • Auteur : Agricola, Georgius.
  • Illustrations : nombreuses illustrations in-texte d'après les gravures sur bois de l'édition originale / illustrated throughout with wonderful woodcuts from the original edition.
  • Volumes : 1 volume.
  • Reliure : parchemin de l'époque / contemporary full vellum, spine lettered in black. 
  • Etat / condition : très bon état, parchemin avec légères frottements et de minimes taches, coiffe supérieure avec petit défaut, pages de garde avec quelques rousseurs, non coupé. Ouvrage solide, propre et en très bon état / very good condition, vellum slightly rubbed and minimally stained, endpapers with minor fox spotting, upper spine with little loss, uncut. A tide and clean copy, with minor spotting to margins.
  • Format : In-folio.
  • Pages : 3 ff., XXX1,(1), 640 pp, 1 f.
  • Ref. :  Duveen 5; Ferchl 4; Hoover 28.
  • Editeur : London, The Mining Magazine.
  • Date : 1912.

    First English edition of the famous pioneering work of Agricola, in an ¨excellent translation, by the former President of the United States and bis wife... preceded by a biographical sketch and ... followed by a valuable bibliography of Agricola's writings and early works containing some reference to mineralogy, mining,... a nomenclature to be adopted for weights and measures, and finally a very full index" (Duveen).

    Georgius Agricola, (Latin), German Georg Bauer, (born March 24, 1494, Glauchau, Saxony [Germany]—died November 21, 1555, Chemnitz), was a German scholar and scientist known as “the father of mineralogy.” While a highly educated classicist and humanist, well regarded by scholars of his own and later times, he was yet singularly independent of the theories of ancient authorities. He was indeed among the first to found a natural science upon observation, as opposed to speculation. His De re metallica dealt chiefly with the arts of mining and smelting, and his De natura fossilium, considered the first mineralogy textbook, presented the first scientific classification of minerals (based on their physical properties) and described many new minerals and their occurrence and mutual relationships.

Condition D'occasion - Très bon état
Langue Royaume-Uni
Illustré Oui
Publicaton Date 1 janv. 1912
Année 1912
Auteur / Cartographe / Photographe Bauer George
Editeur Mining Magazine
Première édition Oui
Edition signée Non
Reliure signée Non
Aux armes Non
Reliure / Format Plein cuir
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