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LINDEN, Diederick Wessel.

(1715? – ?)

English physician.

Biographical references: BBA: I 688, 407. DBA: I 767, 284. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. WBI.

1. English, 1750.
Three letters on mining and smelting, in which a method is laid down, whereby these useful sciences may be greatly improved. To which is added, a fourth letter, setting fourth, a discovery of an easy method to secure ships bottoms from worms. Written by Diederick Wessel Linden ... London, Printed for G. Keith, 1750.

8°: [4], 96 p.

Very scarce. Text consists of 4 letters total. The first three concern the subjects of metallurgy and mineralogy. The first provides necessary information to become a practioner in the art. The 2nd gives an overview of the current state of metallurgical practices, while the 3rd describes how to create a a system raisonné of mineralogy and metallurgy. The 4th, describes a method to prevent the worming of ship hulls.

Bibliographical references: LKG: VI 24.

Lettres sur la Minéralogie

2. French, 1752 [French transl.].
Lettres | Sur La | Minéralogie | Et La | Métallurgie | Pratiques. | Traduit de l'Anglois | Par M. Diederick Wessel-Linden. | Fortuna sidem mut atat novavit: sed | ves ardua nevitatem dare, novis authoritatem. Plin. | [ornament] | A Paris, | [Next 3 lines braced on the left by, "Chez {"] Durand, rue S. Jacques, au Griffon | Pissot, Quai des Augustins, au coin | de la rue Gift-le-cœur. | [rule] | M. DCC. LII. | Avec Approbation & Privilége du Roi.

8°: *1 a8 A-M8 N5; 111l.; [20], [1]-201, [1] p. Page size: 160 x 100 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [2 pgs], "Lettre | Du Libraire Anglois, A Trés-Honorable Seigeur | Le Comte | D'Halifax."; [15 pgs], "Avertissement."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-201, Text. [1 pg], "Approbation."

Very scarce. A standard and faithful translation, with little or no additional material.

Bibliographical references: Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, 1965: p. 362. LKG: VI 25a.