Collection ID: 0001 | Metadata type: TEI
LJS 401 Probier Büchlein
- Fachs, Modestinus
Other related names
- Freilich, Joseph A (former owner)
Call numberLJS 401
(Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Rare Book & Manuscript Library)
- bibid: 5182011
PublisherThe University of Pennsylvania Libraries
- between 1650 and 1699
Fair copy of the 1622 edition of a work written in 1567 on assaying gold and silver. The discussion of assaying includes the first known observation that tin and lead gain weight upon heating during calcinations. Information on management of the mint is also included. An alphabetical index (Register) follows the text (p. 233-241).
Extent135 leaves : 203 x 155 (162 x 125) mm. bound to 203 x 160 mm
FoliationPaper, ii + 135 + i leaves; [i-xxviii], 1-232, [233-242]. Catchwords on each page, lower right corner.
BindingContemporary 17th-century marbled paper with Modestin Fachsen, Probier Büch, MDLXVII written in ink on upper cover; blue paper spine with Modestin Fachsen, Probier Büchlein, 1622, 1567 written in ink on spine label. A call number, XXI.171, was later added outside and inside the upper cover.
LayoutWritten in 21-22 long lines; outer vertical margins marked by folding.
ScriptWritten in a German cursive script by a single hand.
- Formerly owned by bookseller and mineral dealer Joseph A. Freilich (Bayville, N.Y.; bookplate, inside upper cover).
- Sold at auction as part of the Freilich collection at Sotheby's, 10 Jan. 2001, lot 181, to Lawrence J. Schoenberg.
- Deposit by Lawrence J. Schoenberg and Barbara Brizdle, 2011.
- Chemistry--Early works to 1800
- Assaying--Early works to 1800
- Mints--Holy Roman Empire--Early works to 1800
- Manuscripts, German--17th century
- Manuscripts, European
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