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Christian Carl Schindler
SCHINDLER, Christian Carl.

SCHINDLER, Christian Carl.

Metallische Probier=Kunst, 1697

1. German, 1697 [First edition].
Metallische | Probier=Kunst/ | Das ist: | Eigentlicher Bericht von dem | Ursprung und Erkäntnüs derer Me= | tallischen Ertze/ wie sie bey der Probirung | tractiret/ und was vor Instrumenta darzu | erfordert werden/ ingleichen was zur | Probier=Kunst nöthig seyn | mag/ | Worbey zu finden | Die Schmeltz=Beschickung in | Grossen/ ferner das Goßlarische und | Geyerische Victriol-sieden und | Meßing-schmeltzen/ | Alles aus guter Erlernung und eigener Er= | fahrung wohlmeynend auffgezeichnet | von | Christian Carl Schindler/ | Mechanico in Dreßden/ und dieser | edlen Kunst Befliessenen. | [rule] | Dresden/ | bey Johann Jacob Wincklern/ | 1697.

8°: [10], 271, [14] p., engraved frontispiece, 5 woodcut illus. Title page in red and black.

Rare. "The author gives a clear description of the assaying methods practised in Freiberg. The procedures are simple and purely practical." (Cole).

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. Darmstädter, Berg-Büchlein, 1926: p. 102. Ferchl: p. 478. VD17: 23:244504Z.

2. French, 1759 [French transl.].
L'Art | d'Essayer | les Mines | et | les Métaux; | Publié en Allemand par M. Schindlers, & | traduit en François par feu M. Geoffroy, | le fils, de l'Académie Royale des Sciences. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez Jean-Thomas Hérissant, | Libraire, rue S. Jacques, à S. Paul | & à S. Hilaire. | [double rule] | MDCCLIX. | Avec Approbation, & Privilége du Roi.

12°: a8 b4 A-Y8/4 Z8; 152l.; [i]-xxiv, [1]-278, [2] p.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "L'Art d'Essayer les Mines et les Métaux," verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-viii, "Avis au Lecteur."; [ix]-xix, "Table des Chapitres contenus dans ce Volume."; xx, "Extrait des registres de l'Académie Royale des Sciences."; xxi-xxiii, "Privilege du Roi."; xxiv, "Errata."; [1]-278, Text.; [2 pgs], "Ou trouve chez le même Libraire."

Very scarce. Translation by Étienne François Geoffroy of Metallische Probier-Kunst (Dresden, 1697). Over the course of a two year period Geoffroy verified all the tests. However, at his death the manuscript was left unpublished. It was examined by the Royal Academy and published. This rendering in French appears to be much more common than the German original.

Bibliographical references: BL [1568/4671.]. Cole, Chemical Literature, 1988: no. 1179. Hoover Collection: no. 721. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 2, 406.

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