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The Resource Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus : in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur

Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus : in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur

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Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus : in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur
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Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus
Title remainder
in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur
Title variation
  • De mensuris et ponderibus
  • Libri V de mensuris et ponderibus
  • Libri quinque de mensuris et ponderibus
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Summary
Important early account of weights and measures and their symbols used by the Greeks and Romans, compiled by the celebrated Saxon mineralogist Georg Agricola (Georg Bauer).
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CUY
Citation location within source
  • p. 11
  • 101.547
  • CNCE 526
Citation source
  • BM STC Italian, 1465-1600
  • Index Aureliensis
  • EDIT 16
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Summary expansion
The commentaries are by the French humanist Budé, and by Simone Porzio. As Smith notes in Rara arithmetica, p. 171-173, reference books on the history of ancient measures are valuable in that they "explain the origin of certain systems of measures employed before the metric system was developed, and of such symbols as are still used by apothecaries."
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Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus : in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur
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  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: A-O8 P4
  • Woodcuts: Sessa's cat-and-mouse device on title-page, with motto "Dissi milium infida societas;" device repeated on verso of final leaf; ornamental initials
  • Text printed in roman type, with some sections in Greek type
  • This edition not in Adams or Kress
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
116 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: old tan paper boards; gold-stamped spine title "Agri. D. men. et pond." red and blue sprinkled edges. Purchase, Huenersdorff Rare Books & Manuscripts, 1993.
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  • (OCoLC)21609230
  • ucoclc21609230
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Georgii Agricolae Medici libri V de mensuris et ponderibus : in quibus pleraque à Budaeo et Portio parum animaduersa diligenter excutiuntur
Publication
Note
  • Imprint from colophon
  • Signatures: A-O8 P4
  • Woodcuts: Sessa's cat-and-mouse device on title-page, with motto "Dissi milium infida societas;" device repeated on verso of final leaf; ornamental initials
  • Text printed in roman type, with some sections in Greek type
  • This edition not in Adams or Kress
Dimensions
16 cm (8vo)
Extent
116 leaves
Note
Spec. Coll. copy: old tan paper boards; gold-stamped spine title "Agri. D. men. et pond." red and blue sprinkled edges. Purchase, Huenersdorff Rare Books & Manuscripts, 1993.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)21609230
  • ucoclc21609230

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