Fleta Minor. ERCKER Lazarus -1594. WITH PETTUS John Sir 1613-1690 Publisher: Published for the Author, by Thomas Dawks, Publish Year: 1683 Publish Place: London, West-end of Thames-street. Illustrator: Unknown Category: Miscellaneous, Foreign Travel, Antiquarian Book, History, Reference Book No: 006801 Status: For Sale Book Condition: Very Good Size: Folio - over 12 - 15" tall Jacket Condition: Unknown Binding: Hardcover Book Type: Unknown Edition: 1st Edition Inscription: Unknown £2,300.00 Add to Basket Ask a question Refer to a friend Additional information VG, 1st ed, 1683, 43 Sculptures. Re-spined (to style), raised bands, blind tooling, gilt title to red morocco label, over contemporary calf boards, tips repaired. Internally, ,  preface, , ,  errata, 345 pp, . , A2-Z, 81-133 pp, 43 copper-engraved illustrations, lacks the portrait frontis, 173 ornate initial letters, bookplate to fpd (Arthur Dalrymple), occasional light spotting and edge browning, text block edges sprinkled red. (352*217 mm). (ESTC R5570. Ferguson I, pp.185-186; Wellcome II, p.527; Wing P1906; cf. Hoover 633). The first part is the first edition in English of Lazarus Ercker's 1574 treatise on ores. The second part is a dictionary of metallurgical terms compiled by Pettus. Having spent more than £20,000 on the royalist cause during the Civil War, Pettus appears to have been imprisoned for debt several times in later life, and it has been suggested that Fleta Minor was composed in Fleet Prison.