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De re metallica

AGRICOLA, Georgius. HOOVER, Herbert Clark & Lou Henry

Published by The Mining Magazine, London, 1912
From B & L Rootenberg Rare Books, ABAA (Sherman Oaks, CA, U.S.A.)

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Profusely illustrated with line block reproductions of the woodcuts from the original edition (mostly full-page). An excellent uncut copy, the front joint weak, minimal browning on endpapers, in the original vellum. G. R. Nicolaus' copy with his engraved bookplate dated 1929 and small morocco label ("GRN"). First edition, limited to 3000 copies (not stated) of the only English translation of De re metallica, a masterpiece of Renaissance technology. "This translation was the product of collaboration between Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover. It is a superb achievement in scholarship and its preparation was the incentive for the [Hoover] collection.". Bookseller Inventory # 14257

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Title: De re metallica

Publisher: The Mining Magazine, London

Publication Date: 1912


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