Der Bergmann in Seinem Berufe. Bilder aus den Freiberger Gruben Mit Magnesiumblitzlicht Aufgenommen. Heinrich Borner.

Der Bergmann in Seinem Berufe. Bilder aus den Freiberger Gruben Mit Magnesiumblitzlicht Aufgenommen

Freiberg i. Sachsen: Craz & Gerlach (Joh. Stettner) [1892]. First Edition. [1], 20 leaves. AEG. Title page followed by 20 photomechanical images of mining, each with captions in German, printed on one side only. 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Publisher's red cloth, stamped in gilt and black. Previous owner signature on title page. Worn at corners and head/tail of spine panel, evidence of old gluing to spine (several small pieces lacking). Hinges loose, minor smudging from handling internally. A serviceable reference copy. Good. Cloth. [23555]


A fascinating book which illustrates mining in the Freiberg mines, each image taken using Magnesium flash. The first image shows the works from a distance, followed by miners going down the shaft in a narrow elevator, and many of men working. Several images include horses hauling out carts from the tunnels. The images show various methods for shoring up the tunnels, everything from wood beams to brick to carefully piled stone. The publication date was from image captions, each labelled 1892. 10 copies in OCLC/Worldcat as of this listing.

Price: $350.00

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