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AGRICOLA, Georgius.
DE RE METALLICA Translated from the first latin edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the earliest times to the 16th Century by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover, London, The Mining Magazine, 1912, XXXI + 640 p., il.; 35,2 cm.
Georgius Agricola, ou Georg Bauer fora um homem de elevada educação, um classicista e humanista conceituado, e considerado o pai da mineralogia. De Re Metallica é a sua mais emblemática e o primeiro tratado sistemático sobre metalurgia e mineração.
Ilustrado a negro com reproduções das gravuras originais.
Com ex-libris de Fernando de Mello Mendes.
Encadernação editorial. Capitulares e remates com desenhos de fantasia. Sinais de manuseamento. Lombada, pastas e guardas com manchas de acidez. Miolo com ocasionais manchas de acidez e humidade, sem afectar a leitura do texto. Bom estado de conservação.

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  • Biblioteca do Sr. Eng. Fernando de Mello Mendes

    Mr. Eng. Fernando de Mello Mendes Library
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  • AGRICOLA, Georgius.
    DE RE METALLICA Translated from the first Latin edition of 1556 with Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices upon the Development of Mining Methods, metallurgical Processes, Geology, Mineralogy & Mining Law from the earliest times to the 16th Century by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover, London, The Mining Magazine, 1912, XXXI + 640 p., il.; 35.2 cm.
    Georgius Agricola, or Georg Bauer was a highly educated man, a highly regarded classicist and humanist, and considered the father of mineralogy. De Re Metallica is his most iconic and the first systematic treatise on metallurgy and mining.
    Illustrated in black with reproductions of the original engravings.
    With ex-libris by Fernando de Mello Mendes.
    Editorial binding. Capitulares and finishings with fantasy designs. Handling signs. Spine, folders and guards with acid stains. Core with occasional acidity and moisture stains, without affecting the reading of the text. Good state of conservation.

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