The first systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy
De re metallica libri XII. - De animantibus subterraneis liber.
Basel: Hieronymus Froben and Nicholas Episcopius, 1556. March 1556. Folio (332 x 223 mm). , [2: blank], 538 [i.e. 502],  pp. With woodcut printer's device on title and final leaf verso, large woodcut initials, 2 folding woodcut plates bound after i2 (the first folded in at fore-margin), 273 woodcut..... More