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AGRICOLA, Georgius
De re metallica Libri XII. Quibus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinae, ac omnia denique ad Metallicam spectantia, non modo luculentissimè describuntur, sed et per effigies, suis locis insertas, adiunctis Latinis, Germanicisque appelationibus ita ob oculos ponuntur, ut clarius tradi non possint. Eiusdem de Animantibus subterraneis Liber, ab autore recognitus ; cum Indicibus diversis, quicquid in opere tractatum est, pulchré demonstrantibus.
Basel: H. Froben & N. Episcopius, 1556. The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times - PMMAGRICOLA'S MAGNUM OPUS.In it, among other things, Agricola surveys historical and classical allusions to metals and assesses the content and distribution of metal mines in antiquity. He treats the pattern of ownership and the system of law governing Saxon mines, together with the details of their day-to-day labour management. He was mainly concerned, however, with mining and metallurgy, and he discussed the geology of ore bodies, surveying, mine construction, pumping, and ventilation. There is much on the application of waterpower. He describes the assaying of ores, the methods used for enriching ores before smelting, and procedures for smelting and refining a number of metals; and he concludes with a discussion of the production of glass and of a variety of chemicals used in smelting operations."The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times... The De Re Metallica embraces 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... Some of the most important sections are those on mechanical engineering and the use of water-power, hauling-pumps, ventilation, blowing of furnaces, transport of ores, etc., showing a very elaborate technique" Printing and the Mind of Man.This important book is illustrated with 263 woodcu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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