Engraved vignette on each title (three different vignettes), 37 folding engraved plates, & numerous printed folding tables. 13 vols. 8vo, cont. half-calf & paste-paper boards (light foxing & dampstaining here & there), final six spines decorated in gilt with red & green leather lettering pieces on spines. Dresden: Walther, 1785-99.
A complete run of the oldest German periodical concerned with mining, mineralogy, geology, and metallurgy; it was one of the leading journals of its kind and the chief mouthpiece for the teachings of A.G. Werner. The articles contain descriptions of the latest developments in mining machinery, local geologies and mineralogies, accounts of geological expeditions, reviews of recently published books, and several rather interesting historical pieces.
Lempe (1757-1801), was professor of mathematics and physics at the Mining Academy at Freiberg and wrote many books on mining and technology.
Very good set. Minor wear to a few volumes. From the library of His Serene Highness Prince Fürstenberg at Donaueschingen, with the library’s stamp on verso of titles.
❧ Kronick 917. Poggendorff, I, 1421.
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