London: The Mining Magazine, 1912.
One of 3000 copies. Translated by Herbert Clark Hoover and Lou Henry Hoover. Profusely illustrated with woodcuts from the first Latin edition of 1556. [iv], xxxi, [i], 640,  pp. 1 vols. Folio. Inscribed by Hoover to Adolph Lewisohn. Publisher’s vellum over boards, spine titled in black. Joints cracked, covers soiled, offsetting from morocco booklabel onto facing page, else fine. In a custom vellum-backed slipcase and chemise. Provenance: Adolph Lewisohn (presentation inscription, morocco booklabel), His Catalogue of the Private Library of Mr. Adolph Lewisohn p. 17. Item #263900
The Herbert Hoover translation of the classic work on mining and metalurgy. This copy inscribed by Hoover to mining magnate Adolph Lewisohn, “To Adolph Lewishon [sic] Esq, With compliments of HC Hoover.” Lewisohn (1849-1938) was a German-born investment banker, cooper mine owner, book and art collector, and philanthropist. He made significant contributions to Columbia University and the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He was friendly with Presidents Coolidge and Hoover and took an automobile trip through England with the latter in 1908. A superb association.
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