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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

By: Georgius Agricola

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mineola, New York, Dover Publications: 2004

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Seller ID: 000008

ISBN: 0486495914

Condition: New


Translated from the first Latin Edition of 1546 by Mark Chance Bandy and Jean A. Bandy. This book is the first published book on mineralogy, mining, and mineral processing. It offers a glimpse of the knowledge of minerals and mining that was know from early history until the mid-16th Century. View more info

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De Natura Fossilium (Textbook of Mineralogy)

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

Price: $45.00

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

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000252

Condition: Very Good


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 v... View more info

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From Weston to Creston: A Compendium of U.S. Witnessed Meteorite Falls 1807 to 2016

By: Frank Cressy

Price: $40.00

Publisher: California, Frank Cressy: 2016

Edition: 1st Edition

Seller ID: 000004

ISBN: 1532316933

Condition: New


This book contains accounts of 169 witnessed meteorite falls that occurred in the United States from the first documented fall at Weston, Connecticut in 1807 to the Creston, California fall in 2015. Well researched and illustrated, with an extensive bibliography. 257 pages with numerous photographs, View more info

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Hayden and His Men: being a selection of 108 photographs by William Henry Jackson of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey ... 1870-1878

By: Frank Chambers

Price: $50.00

Publisher: New York, Francis Paul Geoscience Literature: 1988

Edition: 1st Edition

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Seller ID: 000066

Condition: Very Good


Sunning on small portions of edges on front cover and along spine, else fine condition. A tribute to the men of the early United States Geological and Geographical Survey, who, under the leadership of Ferdinand V. Hayden, explored the little known interior west of the United States in the 1870's. Utilizing the photographic plates of the Survey's photographer, William Henry Jackson, the author is able to give the reader a feel of what it was like to explore uncharted territories of what are now Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and Utah. Scarce. Acquired from the library of Jay Lininger, publisher of... View more info

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Pflanzen der Liebe: Aphrodisiaka in Mythos, Geschichte und Gegenwart

By: Christian Ratsch

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Bern, Switzerland, Hallwag Verlag: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: Inscribed by Author(s)

Seller ID: 000247

ISBN: 3444103670

Condition: Very Good


Glossy cover scuffed and slightly creased, slight wear to edges, contents near fine, binding tight. A detailed catalog of medicinal plants thought to be aphrodisiacs. Includes ancient to modern history of the uses of these plants and their ethnobotany. Profusely illustrated with color photographs, historical drawings and tables. An interesting work of value to ethnobotanists, herbalists, and subscribers of natural medicines. 208 pages. View more info

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The Billings Microscope Collection of the Medical Museum Armed Forces INstitute of Pathology

By: James L. Hansen, William A. Schrader and William R. Cowan

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Washington, D.C., Armed Forces Institute of Pathology: 1974

Edition: 2nd Edition

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Seller ID: 000071

Condition: Fine


Pictorial cover. An important work, describing a very large collection of microscopes housed at the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology in Washington, D.C. The book describes approximately 475 of the more than 700 microscopes in the Museum collection at the time of publication. 475 figures (photographs of historic microscopes). 244 pages. View more info