Georgii Agricolae De re metallica


Georgii Agricolae De re metallica libri XII. qvibus officia, instrumenta, machinae, ac omnia deni ad metallicam spectantia, non modo luculentissimè describuntur, sed & per effigies, suis locis insertas, adiunctis latinis, germanicis appellationibus ita ob oculos ponuntur, ut clarius tradi non possint. Eivsdem De animantibvs svbterraneis liber, ab autore recognitus: cum indicibus diuersis, quicqiuid in opere tractatum est, pulchré demonstrantibus


Agricola, Georg, 1494-1555

Froben, Hieronymus, 1501-1563 , printer
Episcopius, Nicolaus, 1501-1564 , printer
Manuel, Hans Rudolf, 1525-1571 , illustrator




Published material

Publication info

Basileae, [Apvd Hieron Frobenivm et Nicolavm Episcopivm], 1556


Vignette (printer's device) on t.-p. and last page; initials.

First edition

Publisher statement from colophon; full colophon reads: Basileae apud Hieron. Frobenium et Nicolaum Episcopium M.D. LVI. mense Martio

Duveen, p. 4; cf. Ferguson, I. 9-10.

Vignette (Froben's device) on title page and last page; woodcut historiated initials

Roman, Greek and Gothic types

Woodcuts illustrations and diagrams throughout, some signed with monogram "RMD" (attributed to Hans Rudolf Manuel (Deutsch))

Errata: leaf 2B5v

Errors in pagination, pages after 492 numbered 529, 530-1, 496-501, 538

Signatures: [alpha]⁶ a-z⁶ A-2B⁶ ([alpha]6 blank)

Includes indexes

Duveen, D.I. Bibliotheca alchemica et chemica, | page 4

Adams, H.M. Catalogue of books printed on the continent of Europe, 1501-1600, in Cambridge libraries, | A349

Dibner Library. Heralds of science (1980 edition), | 88

Horblit, H. One hundred books famous in science,. | 2b


Early works , Early works to 1800 , Metallurgy , Mineral industries , Paleontology , Pre-Linnean works , Zoology

Call Number

TN617 .A25 1556




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5962/bhl.title.30117
LCCN: https://lccn.loc.gov/14021386
OCLC: 2381778


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