Agricola, Georgius, 1556/1912. De Re Metalica, 1950 facsimile of first English translation of 1912 of 1556 first Latin edition by Herbert C Hoover

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Agricola, Georgius, 1556/1912. De Re Metalica, 1950 facsimile of first English translation of 1912 of 1556 first Latin edition by Herbert C Hoover and Lou H Hoover. New York: Dover, 638pp. Hardback, 28 x 18cm, red cloth-covered boards with gilt lettering to spine. Very slight shelf wear but fading at top of spine. DJ complete, age-toned and slightly soiled; top edge is frayed and neatly repaired from back with archival tape. This edition is a reproduction of the 1912 published in London by The Mining Magazine and includes all illustrations from the original. Agricola’s (1494-1555) account was the main authority on mining metals for nearly two centuries. Translators’ notes and brief biography of Agricola provide excellent context. 1950 gift dedication in ink on front free endpaper; otherwise, clean and in good to very good condition.