De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola, translated by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy

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Translated from the 1546 first latin edition. Cloth cover shows minor wear and bumping to several corners, minor soiling. Pages slightly sunned but in very good condition. Previous owner's name stamped on front flyleaf. One of the earliest comprehensive treatises on the study of and uses of minerals and ore deposits. Agricola not only studied the early classic literature, but was in a position to visit many mines and mineral deposits, and therefore brought a new understanding as to how minerals formed and could be found. Much attention is also paid to the uses of minerals, what constituted valuable ore deposits. A great work in the history of the geological sciences. 240 pages, including a latin mineral index. From the personal library of Dr. Byron N. Copper (1925-1971), founder and long-time professor of the Geology Department at Virginia Polytechnic Institute

Title: De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

Author Name: Georgius Agricola, translated by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy

Categories: Mineralogy, Geology, Metals, Industrial Minerals, Economic Geology, Rocks & Minerals, Mining History, History of Technology, History of Science, Gemology, Metallurgy,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, New York, Geological Society of America: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Type: Book

Inscription: No Signature

Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12

Item: 1.50 Pound

Seller ID: 000252

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