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Mineralogy. GIROLAMI, Flavio. Nuoua minera d'oro

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Mineralogy. GIROLAMI, Flavio. Nuoua minera d'oro
 Mineralogy. GIROLAMI, Flavio. Nuoua minera d'oro di Flauio Girolami. Nella quale con viue, & efficacissime ragioni de' scrittori famosissimi si dimostra, l'arte chimica esser verissima, e con la piera filosofica potersi far l'oro.
In Venetia, appresso Barezzo Barezzi, 1590

Small 4to, mm. 208x150, contemporary full smooth vellum, title on the lower edge, handwritten notes on the plate. Pp. [8], 171, [13]. Printer?s mark on titlepage, woodcut initial letters and ornaments. Slight traces of humidity and wormholes, but nice copy.

Condition Report

First edition of this very rare treatise on mineralogy and alchemy. The work deals with the metallic and alchemical properties, the shape and color of gold, silver, copper, of other metals such as iron, gems and many crystals, their ways of extraction, processing, fusion, distillation, and transmutation. The alchemical practices banned and the market of precious stones. Duveen, p. 250, Ferguson, 1, 318-319, Borel, Bibliotheca Chimica 1654. The lot is offered with a validexport license.

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