A History of Mining in the Harz

Kurtzer Historischer Bericht von Aufkunst und Anfang der Fürstlichen Braunschweig-Lüneburgischen Bergwercke an und auf dem Harz…

9 p.l., 62 pp. Small 4to, 18th-cent. blue limp boards (margins of title a little frayed, occasional faint dampstaining), uncut. Rudolstadt: printed by C. Fleischer for B. Fuhrmann in Osterode & Nordhausen, 1678.

Second, greatly enlarged, edition (1st ed.: 1670) of this very rare historical account of the mining activities in the Duchy of Braunschweig-Lüneburg and the adjoining Harz mountains. These areas were rich in minerals — chiefly silver, coal, iron, lead, copper, sulphur, alum, etc. — and had been mined for many centuries. The author has furnished much statistical information at the end and accounts of remarkable events.

Very good copy.

❧ Hoover 729.

Price: $1,500.00

Item ID: 5964

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