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Montagu, Edward, 1625-1672 (1st Earl of Sandwich, army and naval officer and diplomat)



  • Existence: 1625 - 1672

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Alonso Barba's "Art of Metals" (Books 3-5), c.1650 - c.1750

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9597/18/17
Scope and Contents

Books 1-2 of Barba's Spanish original were translated into English and published as: "The Art of Metals In which is Declared the manner Of Their Generation And The Concomitants Of Them," trans. Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich (London: Samuel Mearne, 1670. ) This MS appears to be an unpublished English version of books 3-5. It is prefaced by summaries of books 1-2 taken from the Montagu translation. Unknown hand - the moderately frequent corrections suggest it is perhaps autograph.

Dates: c.1650 - c.1750
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