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CANCRIN, Franz Ludwig von. 1738-1812
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J. B. Andreae d.J., Frankfurt am Main, 1767. A KEY WORK IN GERMAN MINING AND METALLURGY, PRINTED ON THICK PAPER AND SUMPTUOUSLY BOUND ?FOR WILLIAM OF HESSE. Only Antiquarian Edition. This surveys mining in Germany and details the history and particulars of eighteen silver, lead, cobalt, copper, alum, sulfur, marl, iron and limestone mines. The plates illustrate shaft architecture, extraction equipment and assaying. Royal tutor and NATURAL RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIST, Cancrin also directed the Staraya Russa saltworks for Catherine the Great. Fine. DSB 3: 41-2; Schuh, Annotated Bio-Bibliography of Mineralogy 1469-1919 online "Rare"; The Hoover Collection of Mining 203; Goldsmiths'-Kress 10293.2. CONTEMPORARY BLUE VELVET over paper boards (hinges and spine lightly worn), EXUBERANT FLORAL BUNTPAPIER ENDPAPERS PRINTED IN GOLD THEN STENCILLED IN BRIGHT COLORS (pattern No. 63 of J.M. Munck of Augsburg), edges gilt and gauffered, blue silk marker [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. [Narberth, PA, U.S.A.]
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