17 June 2008
AGRICOLA, Georgius. De re metallica. Translated and edited by Herbert C. Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. London: The Mining Magazine, 1912.
2o. Reproductions of original woodcuts. (Some browning to endpapers and first few leaves.)Vellum over wooden boards, uncut. Provenance: Garrison Norton (bookplate).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, PRESENTATION COPY, inscribed by both Hoovers on the front free endpaper: "Kind Regards of Herbert Hoover Lou Henry Hoover." LIMITED EDITION, one of 3000 copies printed. Herbert Hoover was a mining engineer before entering politics and becoming the thirty-first President of the United States. His wife, and the future First Lady, was a former Latin teacher and translator of this edition. Hoover 28; Norman 21.
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