Fodinae Regales. or the History, Laws and Places of the Chief Mines and Mineral Works in England, Wales, and the English Pale in Ireland PETTUS John Sir 1613-1690 Publisher: Thomas Basset Publish Year: 1660 Publish Place: London: at the George in Fleetstreet, near Cliffords Inne. Illustrator: SHERWIN W. Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006800 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Jacket Condition: Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,700.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information 1st English ed, 1660, VG, 3 pls, 2 illusts. Small folio, in contemporary worn calf, tips refurbished, re-backed, raised bands, gilt tooling, gilt title to red morocco label. Internally, , 108 pp,  table,  corrigenda, engraved portrait frontispiece by W.Sherwin, 2 folding engraved plates with letterpress key on verso, 2 engraved illustrations of arms, armorial bookplate to fpd along with no. (311*193 mm). (ESTC R190. Goldsmiths 1930; Hoover 634; Kress 1270). Pettus, natural philosopher and politician whose interest in metallurgy and mining led to him becoming a member of the Society of Mines Royal and Battery Works in 1651 and he acted as deputy governor of the royal mines from then until his death, apart from one brief interval. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1663.