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A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT] [G], Barba, Alvaro Alonso
1 A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT] [G] Barba, Alvaro Alonso
London For J. Hodges 1740 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Metals; Mines; 18th Century; frontis; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; [16], 319, [2] pages; Barba, Alvaro Alonso. A COLLECTION OF SCARCE AND VALUABLE TREATISE UPON METALS, MINES AND MINERALS [vols I and II, TWO BOOKS BOUND IN ONE CT]. Mid 19th-Century cloth; spine neatly repaired. Slightly dusty. Frontis. Some internal spotting & dust staining. 1740 second edition is in Ferguson 1: 170; Hoover 226; Kress S3591; and in Palau: 23632, 23633. Graphic of book exterior also available. 28726 
Price: 798.95 USD
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DIE NEUE MARKSCHEIDEKUNST UND IHRE ANWENDUNG AUS DIE ANLAGE, Julius Weisbach
2 DIE NEUE MARKSCHEIDEKUNST UND IHRE ANWENDUNG AUS DIE ANLAGE Julius Weisbach
Braunschweig Friedrich Bieweg and Son 1851 First Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Engineering; Color Illustrations; Small 4to 9" - 11" ; 168 pages; Die neue Markscheidekunst und ihre Anwendung auf bergma Nnische Anlagen, Die trigonometrischen und Nivellir-Arbeiten u Ber Tage, sowie die Anwendung auf die Anlage des Rothscho Nberger Stollns bei Freiberg in Sachsen. A second volume was published 8 years later. [4], [vii]-xiv,168pp. Modern faux leather near fine. Slight foxing to plates. 10 plates (5 plates consisting of diagrams + 5 hand color maps) depicting the mine constructed at the massive Rothschonberger Stolln, the 25-mile long adit which drained most of the silver mines around Freiburg in Saxony, and charting the topography of the surrounding area. From the library of Raphael Pumpelly, with his signature clipped from the original wraps and bound at rear. Pumpelly, a prominent American explorer and geologist, was Weisbach's student at the Royal Mining Academy at Freiburg during the time this work was written. Subsequently owned by noted American geologist John Sinkankas, with his bookplate on front pastedown. 79 woodcuts in the text. 10 1/4x8, modern cloth, new endpapers. Important work on surveying and triangulation for mining purposes. Foldouts intact. ; Signed by Notable Personage, Unrelated 31231 
Price: 563.95 USD
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MINERALOGIA CORNUBIENSIS; A TREATISE ON MINERALS, MINES, AND MINING: CONTAINING THE THEORY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF STRATA, FISSURES, AND LODES, WITH THE METHODS OF DISCOVERING AND WORKING OF TIN, COPPER, AND LEAD MINES, AND OF CLEANSING AND..., Pryce, William (1725-90)
3 MINERALOGIA CORNUBIENSIS; A TREATISE ON MINERALS, MINES, AND MINING: CONTAINING THE THEORY AND NATURAL HISTORY OF STRATA, FISSURES, AND LODES, WITH THE METHODS OF DISCOVERING AND WORKING OF TIN, COPPER, AND LEAD MINES, AND OF CLEANSING AND... Pryce, William (1725-90)
London James Phillips 1778 Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
Metallurgy; We fit archival quality clear acrylic covers for additional protection whenever possible. ; Woodcuts; Folio 13" - 23" tal; 1 vol. Mineralogia Cornubiensis; a treatise on minerals, mines, and mining: containing the theory and natural history of strata, fissures, and lodes, with the methods of discovering and working of tin, copper, and lead mines, and of cleansing and metalizing their products; shewing each particular process for dressing, assaying, and smelting of ores. To which is added, an explanation of the Cornu-technical terms and idioms of tinners. Volume includes the topography of most parishes, mines, gentlemens seats, and houses in Cornwall, according to their British derivations and terminations. Folio, contemp. Calf leather professionally restored with conservator's statement as to his work and methods. With frontis. Portrait, 6 books, 2 appendixes, 7 plates, 2 folding. Tables. Internally dampstained, some dried and treated mildew spotting. Complete Graphic of tp and book available. 26411 
Price: 1292.50 USD
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BOOK COLLECTING

Almost from time immemorial book collecting, and before that manuscript collecting, and before that anything that you could scratch or carve a message on, has been the subject of much interest. Today we have many categories of book collecting- Fancy bindings, Religious books, Philosophy books, Mystery books, Modern 1st editions, Leather bound books, Textbooks, Early readers, Archaeology books, Art books, Children's books and numberless others. You need not break the bank on 15th and 16th century works. There are some areas that are not yet popular and have a lot of growing to do. Alice in Wonderland with it's endless editions and artists is a fertile field for study as is Disney and Pinocchio. Religious books are now enjoying a greatly increased following. Early readers have a ways to go in appreciation yet. Poetry works may be on the decline a bit though still holding firm. Areas that appear unexploited at this time are Salesman's Dummy books. These are typically turn of the century or early 20th century works comprising highlights of several books. They were designed for salesmen to take orders with. These frequently included covers, spines, limited amounts of text and a good supply of illustrations from each featured book all bound together. Currently these are cheap out of all proportion to their scarcity. Search and you shall find in the land where the Princes of Serendip reign. ARC's (Advance review Copies) are also scarce relative to their key role in publication. These usually contain uncorrected proofs of the book to be issued, often along with author's signatures. They usually sell, even signed, at a considerable discount to the First Edition work which actually came later. Local Cookbooks such as published for church groups, clubs, etc. are now very low priced. You have to have a game plan here or risk being overwhelmed by the mass of cheap material now out there. Beeton's 1907 magazine, arguably the most highly valued magazine is popular for pritning "A Study in Scarlet", Sherlock Holmes first appearance in print. This sold in 1929 for a few shillings, about 1974 it achieved 80L at auction. A couple of years ago it exeeded $150,000 when sold at auction. Early magazines with their appearances of Edgar Alan Poe, Frank Baum, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Maxfield Parrish, Winslow Homer and the Wyeths among hundreds of coveted authors and artists in print are a fertile field. The best children's collection assembled was put together by a poorly paid school teacher in the the years when Children's books were not considered suitable for serious collectors. Today that collection resides at Yale to world acclaim. There is such a large world out there. Pick your specialty, buy quality, and your search will be a happy one and your rewards many.
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