Agricola, Georgius, De re metallica, 1912/1950

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              <s>he rendered literally. </s>
              <s>It is a sad commentary on his countrymen that no
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              correct German translation exists. </s>
              <s>The Italian translation is by Michelangelo
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              Florio, and is by him dedicated to Elizabeth, Queen of England. </s>
              <s>The title
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              page of the first edition is reproduced later on, and the full titles of other
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              editions are given in the Appendix, together with the author's other works.
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              <s>The following are the short titles of the various editions of
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              De Re Metallica,
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              together with the name and place of the publisher:—</s>
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              <s>LATIN EDITIONS.
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                De Re Metallíca,
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                Froben .. ..</cell>
                <cell>Basel Folio 1556.</cell>
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                De Re Metallíca,
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                Froben .. ..</cell>
                <cell>Basel Folio 1561.</cell>
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                De Re Metallíca,
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                Ludwig König</cell>
                <cell>Basel Folio 1621.</cell>
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                De Re Metallíca,
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                Emanuel König</cell>
                <cell>Basel Folio 1657.</cell>
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              <s>In addition to these, Leupold,
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              Schmid,
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              and others mention an octavo
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              edition, without illustrations, Schweinfurt, 1607. We have not been able to
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              find a copy of this edition, and are not certain of its existence. </s>
              <s>The same
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              catalogues also mention an octavo edition of
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              De Re Metallica,
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              Wittenberg,
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              1612 or 1614, with notes by Joanne Sigfrido; but we believe this to be a
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              confusion with Agricola's subsidiary works, which were published at this
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              time and place, with such notes.</s>
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              <s>GERMAN EDITIONS.</s>
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              <s>
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              Vom Bergkwerck,
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              Froben, Folio, 1557.</s>
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              <s>
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              Bergwerck Buch,
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              Sigmundi Feyrabendt, Frankfort-on-Main, folio, 1580.</s>
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              <s>
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              Bergwerck Buch,
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              Ludwig König, Basel, folio, 1621.</s>
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              <s>There are other editions than these, mentioned by bibliographers, but we
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              have been unable to confirm them in any library. </s>
              <s>The most reliable
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              of such bibliographies, that of John Ferguson,
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              gives in addition to the
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              above;
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              Bergwerkbuch,
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              Basel, 1657, folio, and Schweinfurt, 1687, octavo.</s>
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              <s>ITALIAN EDITION.</s>
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              <s>
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              L'Arte de Metalli,
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              Froben, Basel, folio, 1563.</s>
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              <s>OTHER LANGUAGES.</s>
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              <s>So far as we know,
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              De Re Metallíca
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              was never actually published in other
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              than Latin, German, and Italian. </s>
              <s>However, a portion of the accounts of
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              the firm of Froben were published in 1881
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              , and therein is an entry under
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              March, 1560, of a sum to one Leodigaris Grymaldo for some other work, and
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              also for “correction of Agricola's
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              De Re Metallíca
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              in French.” This may
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              of course, be an error for the Italian edition, which appeared a little later.
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              <s>There is also mention
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              that a manuscript of
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              De Re Metallica
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              in Spanish was
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              </s>
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