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First edition of the first systematic handbook on modern mineralogy, geology, and metallurgy. The first treatise deals with physical geology, the second with subterranean waters and gases, the third classifies fossils according to their physical properties, the fourth lists classical references to minerals and mining. Bermannus, Agricola's first work on mining, was originally published in 1530. Exceptionally fine copy in 18th-century French gold-tooled red morocco.