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Lot 1: AGRICOLA, GEORGIUS. De Re Metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover; with

Gems and Jewelry: The Henry Polissack Library, Part II

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May 27, 2004

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Description: AGRICOLA, GEORGIUS. De Re Metallica. Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover; with supplementary material and indexes. Profusion of plates and illustrations. Thick folio, vellum, soiled; ex-collection Forbes Library, Northampton, Mass., with shelving numbers on spine, bookplate, and perforated stamps on preliminaries. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912

Notes: "Agricola's best-known work, 'On Metals,' is the first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy and one of the first technological books of modern times"--Printing and the Mind of Man 79.

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