Die Bergstadt Freiberg im Königreiche Sachsen, in Hinsicht auf Geschichte, Statistik, Cultur und Gewerbe, besonders auf Bergbau und Hüttenwesen. Johann Friedrich August BREITHAUPT.

Die Bergstadt Freiberg im Königreiche Sachsen, in Hinsicht auf Geschichte, Statistik, Cultur und Gewerbe, besonders auf Bergbau und Hüttenwesen.

Lithographed frontis. xvi, 276 pp. 8vo, orig. printed wrappers, uncut. Freiberg: Craz & Gerlach, 1825.

First edition of this rare account of the great mining city Freiberg in Saxony which owes its origin to the discovery of silver mines ca. 1163. Freiberg has traditionally been the seat of the general administration of the mines throughout Saxony and is the home of the famous mining academy, which produced so many famous geologists and mineralogists.

Breithaupt (1791-1873), a leading mineralogist and professor of mineralogy at the mining academy at Freiberg (succeeding Mohs in 1826), has provided an extremely detailed account of the history, the chief landmarks, trades, educational institutions, and governmental structure of the city. The information regarding the mining and metallurgical activities of the town, as well as Bergakademie is incredibly rich.

Fine copy in original state. ❧ D.S.B., II, pp. 440-41.

Price: $1,350.00

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