More delights from the Strutt Library

For obvious reasons, afficionados of our county’s history know a thing or two about mining.  This book, part of the Strutt Library, is by Georgius Agricola (1494-1555), the “father of mineralogy”, and goes into the subject in some considerable detail.  It is illustrated too, as you can see from these pictures:

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The Strutt Library’s copy of “De Re Metallica” is not a first edition, however: it only dates back to 1657, when the text was published in Switzerland.

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