Over the course of his life, Johann Conrad Fischer accumulated an extensive library. No index of this library has survived, but based on Fischer’s travel journals and other sources we can today identify 45 titles from it.
Needless to say, the library of the metallurgist contained literature on the foundry business, metallurgy, natural sciences and technology. However, there are also books that one would expect less: on the fine arts, architecture, travelogues and artillery. Fischer held the rank of lieutenant colonel of artillery – and with obvious pride; he even signed his children’s souvenir albums with this title. Many of Fischer’s books are now in the Iron Library. Here you can find information about the books as well as links, where possible, to digitised editions.