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Mining & Metallurgy.- Calvör (Henning) Acta
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Mining & Metallurgy.- Calvör (Henning) Acta historico-chronicologico-mechanica circa metallurgiam in Hercynia Superiori. Oder Historisch-chronologische Nachricht und theoretische und practische Beschreibung des Maschinenwesens, 2 vol. in 1, engraved illustration and 48 plates, 7 folding, one with overlays, 1763; Historische Nachricht von der Unter- und gesamten Ober-Harzischen Bergwerke..., errata leaf at end, 1765, together 2 works in 1 vol., first editions, woodcut head-pieces and initials, title of first work with contemporary ink signature and slightly soiled, old ink stamp "G.D." to verso of titles, very lightly browned with one or two small stains but generally very clean, contemporary half sheep, rubbed, joints split, spine worn at head, folio, Braunschweig


⁂ The first is an important work on mining technology, intended as a supplement to Schlüter's Gründliche Unterricht von Hüttenwerken published in Braunschweig in 1738 (see lot 292), and bound, as often, with Calvör's invaluable historical companion volume on the history of mining in Germany, specifically the Harz mountains in northern Germany. Mining had taken place in the Harz mountains since the middle of the 10th century and they were the source of a number of metals and minerals including silver, lead, gold, copper, iron, sulphur, alum, and arsenic.
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Mining & Metallurgy.- Calvör (Henning) Acta

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0293: Mining & Metallurgy.- Calvör (Henning) Acta

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Est. £750 - £1,000Starting Price £480
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Mining & Metallurgy.- Calvör (Henning) Acta historico-chronicologico-mechanica circa metallurgiam in Hercynia Superiori. Oder Historisch-chronologische Nachricht und theoretische und practische Beschreibung des Maschinenwesens, 2 vol. in 1, engraved illustration and 48 plates, 7 folding, one with overlays, 1763; Historische Nachricht von der Unter- und gesamten Ober-Harzischen Bergwerke..., errata leaf at end, 1765, together 2 works in 1 vol., first editions, woodcut head-pieces and initials, title of first work with contemporary ink signature and slightly soiled, old ink stamp "G.D." to verso of titles, very lightly browned with one or two small stains but generally very clean, contemporary half sheep, rubbed, joints split, spine worn at head, folio, Braunschweig


⁂ The first is an important work on mining technology, intended as a supplement to Schlüter's Gründliche Unterricht von Hüttenwerken published in Braunschweig in 1738 (see lot 292), and bound, as often, with Calvör's invaluable historical companion volume on the history of mining in Germany, specifically the Harz mountains in northern Germany. Mining had taken place in the Harz mountains since the middle of the 10th century and they were the source of a number of metals and minerals including silver, lead, gold, copper, iron, sulphur, alum, and arsenic.

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