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Georgius Agricola, DE RE METALLICA, Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations & Appendices upon the Development of Mining, Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy, and Mining Law from earliest times to the 16th Century. by  Tr  Herbert [Clark] 1864-1964 and Lou Henry 1874-1944 - First Edition - from OLD WORKING BOOKS & Bindery (Est. 1994) (SKU: OWBGEO114588)

Georgius Agricola, DE RE METALLICA, Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations & Appendices upon the Development of Mining, Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy, and Mining Law from earliest times to the 16th Century.

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Georgius Agricola, DE RE METALLICA, Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations & Appendices upon the Development of Mining, Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy, and Mining Law from earliest times to the 16th Century.

by [Georg Agricola, 1494-1555], Hoover, Herbert [Clark] 1864-1964 and Lou Henry 1874-1944, Tr

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Salisbury House, London, E. C: Published for the Translators by The Mining Magazine, 1912. Translated by Herbert Clark Hoover [1874-1964] and Lou Henry Hoover [1875-1944]. Illustrated by Plates, one folding and reproduction of original title page [after the first Latin Edition of 292 plates by Blasius Weffring (and Hans Rudolf Manuel 1525-1571)]. First English Translation edition. Initially 3,000 copies (which cost over $20,000 to produce due to plate replication), actual printing is about half intended. Original full vellum, black spine print, 5 raised bands, uncut. Hinge repaired with J. Hewit acid free (AF) undyed calf, new AF front endpaper, spine numbers retouched and vellum cleaned. In custom Clambox in full AF undyed J. Hewit calf, Hollander AF brown Japapnese tissue sides, Shepherds AF paper bottoms with parchment label to be affixed for flat or upright storage. Restoration and box done by by KTB of Old Working Books & Bindery. Three items laid in: a notation to reduce and move the plate from pp. 383 to 33 (not done), typed Latin title and original 3.25 x 5.5-inch note on "this addition...".. Inscribed by "Dr Skiff with compliments HC Hoover" ffep [Dr. Skiff is faint]. Folio (35cm). pp. [2pl, 1], xxxi, [1] decoration, 640, [1] colophon, [3] blank. Appendices, Indices. Very Good/No jacket, as issued/As New. Gift F. J. V. Skiff to the Field Museum of Natural History Library, Chicago bookplate on front pastedown. Note "Dr. Skiff" is faint on signature page which has been repaired with AF paper and adhesive about half way down. Perforated stamp and numbers to title page. Association copy of Frederick James Volney Skiff (1851-1921), Officer of the World's Colombian Commission for Mines and Mining 1893; Director of Exhibits for the International Olympic Committee St. Louis 1904; Director in Chief of Exhibit Departments for the Commissioner General of the US in Paris 1900. The Field Museum was the outgrowth of the Colombian Exhibition with Skiff as first director. Hoover was a member of the first graduating class from Stanford, "Bert" received an A.B. in Geology in 1895 under John Casper Branner (to whom the translation is dedicated). In his senior year Lou Henry, also from Iowa, enrolled as a freshman. As the first woman, she received the first A.B. in Geology in 1898 from Stanford awarded to a woman. They were married in 1899. Over a five year period they labored to produce this translation for which they received the 1914 Gold Metal from The Mining and Metallurgical Society. Hoover worked as a Geologist prior to his term as 31st American President 1929-33. The work is regarded as the greatest scientific contribution ever made by an American President. (PMM). [We rebind and restore books and add custom storage boxes]..

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Georgius Agricola, DE RE METALLICA, Translated from the First Latin Edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations & Appendices upon the Development of Mining, Methods, Metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy, and Mining Law from earliest times to the 16th Century.
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[Georg Agricola, 1494-1555], Hoover, Herbert [Clark] 1864-1964 and Lou Henry 1874-1944, Tr
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Salisbury House, London, E. C: Published for the Translators by The Mining Magazine, 1912.
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Science, Mining, Signed books, Association Copy
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