Mineralogia Cornubiensis; A Treatise on Minerals, Mines, and Mining... the Natural History of Strata, Fissures, and Lodes... the Methods of Discovering and Working of Tin, Copper and Lead Mines..

Price: 1,350.00 GBP

London: Printed and sold by the Author, by James Phillips... Sold also by R. White... and J. Robson, 1778. First edition. Folio. (xxxvi), xiv, (2), 331, (1) pp. Later quarter morocco over marbled boards to style, gilt lettered spine label and gilt ruled compartments. Frontispiece portrait and 7 plates (1 double page, 2 folding), plus 2 folding tables. Some foxing to the front and rear, particularly evident to the title and frontispiece, else very good. The first classic work devoted to this Cornish industry, containing much of interest on the development of 18th century techniques and equipment, plus fine illustrations including a large folding representation of the Bullen Garden Mine.


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