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Agricola, Georgius (1556)


Agricola, Georgius (1556)

Agricola, Georgius (1556)

Georgii Agricolae | De Re Metallica Libri XII. Qvi= | bus Officia, Instrumenta, Machinæ, ac omnia denique ad Metalli= | cam spectantia, non modo luculentissimè describuntur, sed & per | effigies, suis locis insertas; adiunctis Latinis, Germanicisque appel= | lationibus ita ob oculos ponuntur, ut clarius tradi non possint. | Eivsdem | De Animantibvs Svbterraneis Liber, ab Auctore re= | cognitus: cum Indicibus diuersis, quicquid in opere tractatum est, | pulchrè demonstrantibus. | [Froben’s printer device] | Basileae M. D. LVI. | Cum Priuilegio Imperatoris in annos v. | & Galliarum Regis ad Sexennium.


Collation: 2°: α6(α6 blank) a-z6 A-Z6 Aa-Bb6; [12] 1-538 (i.e. 502) [74] p.

10 pages (51, 79, 95, 109, 279, 299, 493, 494, 495, 502) are misnumbered (25, 76, 59, 209, 297, 249, 794, 530, 531, 538) and 3 pages (237, 257, 269) are not numbered.

Plates: 2 woodcut plates (one folding) and 290 woodcuts in text (67 full page)

Page size: 199 x 309 mm

Binding: contemporary blind stamped full calf over wooden covers with brass clasps

Provenance: ex libris "AIRTH"

Other editions: Latin: 1561, 1621, 1657; 1557, 1580; German: 1621 ; Italian: 1563

References: Hoover 17; Schuh 55; Ward & Carozzi 31

Collection: private collection

Agricola, Georgius (1556)

Agricola, Georgius (1556)

Agricola, Georgius (1556)