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AGRICOLA, Georgius
De Re Metallica
Basilea: Hieronymus Froben & Nicolaus Bischoff, 1556. Basel, Hieronymus Froben y Nicolaus Bischoff, 1556. Folio. Titlepage and last page with printer's device, 2 plates (one folding) and nearly 300 woodcuts in the text, many full-page. Eighteenth century calf. First edition of one of the first technological books of modern times. "The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy ... dealing with everything connected with the mining industry and metallurgical processes, including administration, prospecting, the duties of officials and companies, and the manufacture of glass, sulphur and alum" (PMM). The twelfth book deals with the production and refining of crude oil and bitumen.References: Printing and the Mind of Man (PMM) 79
Bookseller: Librería José Porrúa Turanzas [Spain]
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