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An edition of De re metallica (1541)

De re metallica.

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Dover Publications

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This is a translation from the first Latin Edition of 1556, with biographical introduction, annotations and appendices upon the development of mining methods, metallurgical processes. This book is a scientific classic based on field research.

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Cover of: De re metallica.
De re metallica.
1950, Dover Publications
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New York

Edition Notes

"A complete and unchanged reprint of the translation published by the Mining magazine, London, in 1912."

Includes index

Bibliography: p. 599-606


Library of Congress
TN617 .A

The Physical Object

xxxi, 638 p.
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51008994, a 51008994


Translator's preface. There are three objectives in translation of works of this character: to give a faithful, literal translation of the author's statements; to give these in a manner which will interest the reader; and to preserve, so far as is possible the style of the original text. The task has been difficult in this work because, in using Latin, the author availed himself of a medium which has ceased to expand a thousand years before his subject had in many particulars come into being; in consequence he was in difficulties with a large number of ideasfor which there were no corresponding words in the vocabulary at his command, and instead of adopting into the text his native German terms, he coined several hundred Latin expressions to answer his needs.
Page i, added by Alberto Ramirez C..

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