Title page to a 1580 book on Metallurgy by Lazarus Ercker:

Beschreibung

Allerfürnemisten

mineralischen Ertzt unnd

Bergkwercks Arten:

[Description of the most Noble of all mineral Ores and Types of Mine]

wie dieselbigen, unnd eine jede in Sonderheit jrer Natur und Eigenschafft nach, auss alle Metaln probirt und im kleinen Fewer sollen versucht werden:

[how the same are Assayed from all Metals and are to be Investigated in a small Fire, each in the peculiarity of its Nature and in accord with its properties]

mit Erklärung etlicher fürnehmer nützlichen Schmeltzwerck, im grossen Fewer auch Scheidung Goldts, Silbers, unnd and erer Metaln:

[with Explanation of the genuine, noble, useful Smelting-works, and the isolation in the great Fire of Gold, Silver, and other Metals]

sampt einem Bericht dess Kupffersaigerns, Messing brennens, und Salpeter siedens:

[together with a Report on the refinement of Copper, the calcining of Brass, and the boiling of Saltpeter]

auch aller saltzigen Minerischen proben, und was denen allen anhengig:

[also the testing of all salty Minerals and what pertains to all of them]

in funff Bücher verfast, dessgleichen zuuorn niemals in Druck kommen.

[comprised in five Books, the like of which have never before been Published]

 

Translation thanks to Timothy Robinson

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