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Books V II-V III deal with casting and foundry work, reverberatory and wind furnaces and boring cannon. Evelyn* saw the great gun foundry at Venice; ‘there is one cannon weighing 16,573 ^bs. cast whilst Henry the Third dined, and put into a gaily built,' rigg’d, and fitted for launching within that time’ . One forge had 13 furnaces. Book IX gives the first description of the amalgamation process for the ex­ traction of silver from its ores,^ by grinding in a manual mill with sublimate, verdigris, common salt, vinegar and mercury.

D . * f*, Fnmkfiirt, 1580; f , Basel (L . K 5nig), 1621. V II6 . Z w 6 lf BQcher vom B erg- und H Q tten -w esen .. * . * An Italian translation by Michelangelo Florio is det^cated to Queen Elizabeth: V II c . Opera de G iorgio A gricola de L ’A rte de M e t a ili. . Tradotti in lingua Toscana da M . M ichelangelo Florio Fiorentino, f*, Basel, Frobenius, 1563,542, vi pp. An English translation by H. C. and L . H. Hoover with valuable notes is: W ild. C^eorgius Agricola D e R e M etallica Translated from the First Latin E ^ tio n o f 1556, w ith Biographical Introduction, Annotations and Appendices, f°, London, 1912 (pp.

He taught classics from 1518 in the Mimicipal School at Zwickau, becoming Principal in 1520. D . On his return to Wiegleb, (i), 1792, 178, gives the title Plictho de Larte but the date 1548; he and Gmelin, i, 358 (PUchtho, Plicto, Pletho, Plycto, Venice, 1540, 1548) and BerthoUet, 1824, i, 22 ; it Mari^ola, 1429, enliuged 1510) says the author was French, John Ventura Rosetti; the CataL and Fester, 1923, 59 (‘Maniegola dell’ arte dei T in to ri. . ) or Bonaventura Rossetti; J. L. Lawrie, A Bibliogrttphy of and Textile Printing, comprising a List of Books from the Sixteenth Century to iJte Present 1946, London, 1949.

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