Author Nicols, T. Edelgestein-Büchlein, oder Beschreibung der Edelgesteine. Derer Gestalt, Kräffte und Tugenden, Eigenschafften, Preiß und Werth. Samt beygefügten Warnungen für Betrug an alle diejenigen, so mit Edel-Gesteinen handeln und umbgehen. Durch Thomas Nicols Professoren der Hohen-Schule zu Cambridge. Goldschmiede und Liebhabern der Edelgersteine zu sonderbahren Gefallen auffbegehren auß dem Englischen in Teutsch übersetzet und herausgegeben von Johann Langen.
Published 1675
Item ID 66757
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Hamburg, Johann Nauman und Georg Wolff, 1675. Small 8vo. (15.7 x 9.3 cm). [xiv], 249, [vii] pp. Contemporary style half morocco over boards. Spine with blind-tooled title. Red edges. First German translation of the first mineralogical book by a British author. It deals with gemstones, and other interesting minerals. In London, it was published three times - in 1652, 1653, and 1659 - each time with a different title. Little is known about the author, Thomas Nichols. Printed label of the Henry Polissack Collection on the front pastedown. Japanese paper reinforcement in the gutter between endpapers and text block, binding simple. A good copy. Sinkankas, 4757; Ward & Carozzi, 1656 (second British edition). First German translation of the first mineralogical book by a British author