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    The First Book on Mining and Geology Published in North America

    [Alvaro Alonso Barba]. Grundlicher Unterricht Von Den Metallen... Ephrata: J. Georg Zeisiger, 1763. First American edition and the first book on mining and geology published in North America. Two octavo volumes in one. 198, [4, index], 14 pages. Complete. The second title page is at page 119. One full-page plate at page 187, and a woodcut tailpiece at the final page. Recently recased with the original calf from the boards laid down. Light water stains to the peripheries of many pages and some text browning, but overall a very good, sound copy. First published in Madrid in 1640 as Arte de los Metales. Evans 9333: Sabin 67375.

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