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Metals. AGRICOLA. De mensuris et ponderibus romanorum atque graecorum. De externis mensuris… De mensuris.de restituendis [..]

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Metals. AGRICOLA. De mensuris et ponderibus romanorum atque graecorum. De externis mensuris… De mensuris.de restituendis [..]
 
AGRICOLA, Georg. De mensuris et ponderibus romanorum atque graecorum. De externis mensuris… De mensuris.de restituendis ponderibus. De precio metallorum et monetis.
Basilea, Froben, 1550

Folio, 307x203 mm. Legatura in piena pergamena coeva, fogli di guardia moderni; Pagine 8, 344, (numerate 340), 16. Marca tipografica al frontespizio e al verso dell’ultima carta dell’errata. Elegante carattere rotondo, capolettera figurati. A pagina 217 e 248, scale di misura in xilografia. Bell’esemplare.

Edizione definitiva, di molto ampliata rispetto alla prima. Le ultime tre parti sono qui in prima edizione. Sono raccolti gli scritti sulle monete, metalli, pesi e misure presso i greci e i romani. Il trattato finale sul prezzo delle monete d'oro e d'argento è importante per la storia della monetazione europea. Tomash & Williams: “Five additional essays, not part of the earlier 1533 Paris edition, are included here. These added essays are simply extensions of the earlier ones—except the last, De precio metallorum et monetis. This breaks new ground in discussing the price differential between gold and silver and the influence on the local economy of foreign as well as counterfeit money” Smith: “The book is also valuable to the student of Roman and Greek numerals, and of various symbols of measures. Such works explain the origin of certain systems of measures employed before the metric system was developed, and of such symbols as are still used by apothecaries”
VD-16 A-918; Adams A-344; Ind. Aurel. 101.554; Kress S.123; Smith (Rara arithm.) 171; STC German (BL) 8; Tomash & Williams A43; USTC 600319; VD16 A918.
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