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BECHER, Johann Philipp. 1752-1831
Mineralogische Beschreibung der Oranien-Nassauischen Lande
Academic Book Shop, Marburg, 1789. First Edition. Becher was Inspector General of Mines for Wiesbaden. This describes the geology of the Orange-Nassau region of Germany - its silver, iron, lead, copper, coal, malachite, porphyry, gneiss, etc. Notes on metallurgy and manufacturing follow. The plates show the resources' distribution. The folding table gives the mineral content of the baths at Ems. I have located two copies in the U.S. In good condition. Schuh, Annotated Bio-Bibliography of Mineralogy and Crystallography 1469-1919 (online); Smith, "Regional Mineralogies of the World" in Mineral Books ed. Wilson 121. Contemporary speckled half-calf and sprinkled boards (rubbed), flat spine and red morocco label gilt, red edges [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. [Narberth, PA, U.S.A.]
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