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[PLATTES, Gabriel] A Discovery of Subterraneall Treasure, viz. Of all manner of mines and mineralls, from the gold to the coale; with plaine directions and rules for the finding of them in all kingdomes and countries, London: I. Okes for Jasper Emery, 1639. Small 4 (title browned, last page lightly spotted and slightly soiled on verso, unobtrusive light marginal browning), contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt border (front cover detached).
FIRST EDITION."The first English work on mining and metallurgy" (Sotheran, second supplement 14195). cf. Ferguson II, p. 207; Wing P2411.
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