xxxi, 640 pp., illustrated with facsimile reproductions of the woodcuts (many full-page) from the 1556 first Latin edition; folio, original full vellum with spine title and ornament blocked in black, all edges untrimmed. First translation into English of this classic work on mining and metallurgy. Both Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry were Stanford graduates (Herbert was class of 1895). Hoover's first and very successfull career was as a mining engineer, before he entered politics during the First World War. This copy inscribed by Herbert Hoover on front free endpaper: "To C. W. Merrill, Esq. with compliments of H. C. Hoover." C. W. Merrill was a mining engineer and author of a few monographs on mining, including "Metallurgy of the Homestake Ore" (1903). Some stains and spotting to vellum, front board slightly bowed, date stamp to top of front free endpaper (May 7, 1913), else very good and internally fine. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: DE RE METALLICA: Translated from the First ...
Publisher: Published for the Translators by the Mining Magazine
Publication Date: 1912
Edition: First edition thus.
Book Description Dover Publications, 1950. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good-. No Jacket. Reprint. Dark-gray cloth hardcover with gold lettering on spine; no jacket; 638 pages; b&w illustrations; reprint. Very good minus condition : modest wear to spine tips and corners; clean and unmarked; straight and tight. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 078238