Lazarus Ercker's Treatise on Ores and Assaying.


Quarto (approx. 7" wide by 10 3/8" tall) red cloth covers, xxxiii [2] 2-360 pages. Black and white illustrations--more than forty woodcuts from the German edition of 1580. Former owner name on front free endpaper. The former owner has also placed a gold foil seal on the title page: professional engineer, state of Indiana, with the owner's name and registry number (it does not obscure any text). Dust Jacket has some wear and chipping at edges, Good + 092717B. "Ercker, Superintendent of Mines for the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolph II, wrote in the days before the birth of modern science. It was the assayer--far more than the alchemist--who laid the foundation for quantitative chemistry; and, of all the early assayers, it was Ercker who best recorded their methods. He emphasized the quantitative aspects of metallurgical reactions and was completely free of mysticism and alchemical hocus-pocus." --from the dust jacket. Alchemy, Metal, Mines, Mining

Title: Lazarus Ercker's Treatise on Ores and Assaying.

Author Name: Ercker, Lazarus. Translated from the German edition of 1580 by Anneliese Grunhalt Sisco and Cyril Stanley Smith

Categories: Science & Technology,

Edition: First

Publisher: Chicago, The University of Chicago Press: (c. 1951)

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Very good

Jacket Condition: good + Jacket

Seller ID: 000018614