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Samuel Zimmerman
ZIMMERMAN, Samuel.

ZIMMERMAN, Samuel.

Probierbüch, 1578

1. German, 1578.
[In black:] Probierbůch: | [in red:] Auffalle Metall | Můntz/ Ertz vnd berkwerck/ | Deßgleichen auff Edel Gestain/ | [in black:] Perlen/ Corallen/ vnd andern dingen mehr: | Wider allen newen subtilen Betrug/ Alles | mit höchstem nutz/ geringster müh/ | vnd kleinestem Costen/ nach Al= | chimistischer vnd Mechani= | scher Kunst an tag | geben/ &c. | [in red:] Allen Jungen Düntz= | maistern/ Goldschmiden/ Bercks/ Rauffs | [in black:] vnd Handels Leuten/ zu nutz vnd sonderem ge= | fallen beschriben/ In Truck verordnet | vnd publiciert: Durch Samue= | len Zimmerman von | Augspurg. | [in red:] Mit Köm. Kay. May. freyheit | [in black:] nit nach zü Trucken. | [rule] | [in red:] M. D. LXXIII.

8°: [16], 172, [11] p., woodcut illus. Title in red and black. Published by M. Manger in Augsburg.

Very rare. Contrary to what the title suggests, this is an entirely different work than the many of the editions of the Probierbüchlein published during the 16th century. Three other books on assaying were published in the 16th century, which though having similar titles are totally independent. These are Modestin Fachs' Probier Büchlein, Ciriacus Schreittmann's Probierbüchlein (Frankfurt, 1578), and Zimmermann's Probierbüchlein.

Bibliographical references: Darmstädter, Berg-Büchlein, 1926: p. 89. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, 1906: 2, 568-9. Jonathan Hill, Bookseller: cat. 153, no. 100. Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 2, 67. Sisco & Smith, Bergwerk- und Probirbüchlein, 1949: p. 162.

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