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Outlines of Mineralogy
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Outlines of Mineralogy

By KIDD, John

Oxford/London: Bliss, Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Messrs, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Volumes. Oxford: Printed by N. Bliss, for J. Parker & R. Bliss; Longman, Hurst, Rees & Orme & Messrs. Rivingtons, London, 1809. 2 vols. 8vo (220x142 mm). xvii, [3], xxxix, [1], 255, [1] pp.; viii, 227 [1], 39 [1], [14: index], [2: errata],16 pp. Appendix, index, errata leaf (for both volumes) and 16 pages of publishers catalog at the end of vol. 2, recent papercard boards, pages untrimmed, very minor browning and occasional weak spotting, staining to pages 163 to 167, old inscriptions to titles verso. A fine, broad margined copy of a rare mineralogical treatise. ---- Partington, History of Chemistry, 1961-70: 4, 76. Porter, Making of Geology, 1980: 144, 183, 234 & 210. The Quarterly Review: 2 (1809), no. 3, 61-74. Smith, Early Mineralogy in Great Britain, 1978: 59. Woodward, History of Geology, 1911: 45 & 66. Mineralogical Record Library (Curtis Schuh's Bibl. of Mineralogy) - FIRST EDITION. "Probably written as a companion textbook to the mineralogical lectures delivered by the author at Oxford, Outlines of Mineralogy is a derivative work that reflects the state of mineralogy during the first decade of the nineteenth century. It is principally based upon the earlier mineralogical writings of Richard Kirwan and René Just Haüy. For example, the system of classification that divides the mineral species has been lifted from Kirwan and uses the divisions of Earthy, Saline, Inflammable and Metallic Substances. An appendix handles rocks and other aggregates. The crystallographical information scattered through out is derived from Haüy" (Mineralogical Record Online Lib.). Kidd was a professor or chemistry at Oxford who also lectured on mineralogy and geology. He published two textbooks on the subject, viz. the Outlines in 1809 and A Geological Essay in 1815 (Ward & Carozzi 1254).

$1828.80

Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux
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Tableau comparatif des résultats de la cristallographie et de l'analyse chimique, relativement à la classification des minéraux

By HAÜY, René Just

Paris: Courcier, 1809. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo (202x125 mm) [4], lvi, [2:errata], 312 pp., including half-title, 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary full calf, spine and boards gilt, marbled endpapers (marginal staining by binders glue), minor browning (title stronger) and very little spotting. Good copy, collated complete. ----- Honeyman sale 4:1628; Ward & Carozzi 1025; Wellcome 3:224 . - FIRST EDITION OF HAUY'S SURVEY OF THE RESULTS OF CRYSTALLOGRAPHY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS AS THEY RELATE TO CLASSIFYING MINERALS. Chemical composition traditionally determines four classes in mineralogy (acidiferous, earthy, nonmetallic combustible, and metallic) and the order and genera. The form of the constituent molecule determines the species. In this work, Hauy "emphasized the invariability of the form and the composition of the constituent molecule of a species but was forced to admit that the definite proportions were often blurred by heterogeneous materials accidentally mixed with the compound" (DSB). By extension, he realized that chemical analysis cannot determine which components are accidental and which essential, since even a small amount of a substance may impress its form on a larger amount of "accidental" impurities. "Only for geometry are all crystals pure," was Hauy's conclusion.

$1485.90

Mineralogia, sive Naturalis philosophiae thesauri..
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Mineralogia, sive Naturalis philosophiae thesauri..

By CAESIUS, Bernardus

Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Folio - over 12 - 15" tall. Mineralogia, sive Natvralis philosophiae thesauri, in qvibvs metallicae concretionis medicatorúmque fossilium miracula, terrarum pretium, colorum & pigmentorum apparatus concretorum succorum virtus lapidum atque gemmarum dignitas continentur. Lyon: J. & P. Prost, 1636. Folio (360x230 mm), [16], 626, [70] pp. Contemporary flexible vellum, title lettered in manuscript on spine. Half-title, title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, paper repairs to fore margin of first 3 leaves, not affecting text block. Woodcut initials, head and tail pieces. Library stamps on dedication page, first page, 8pp of text and 58 pp. of index (not affecting text). Stamp from "Escuela de Ingenieros" dates 1882, discharged. Old repair to the lower tip of p.115, worm tracks on pp 304-350, last 6 pages of index with unobtrusive paper repairs to lower corner, light foxing, occasional contemporary manuscript annotations in text and to title-page. Very good condition, collated complete. ---- Bibl. Dt. Mus., Libri rari 67; Roller-G. I, 219; Hoover 214; Sinkankas 1221; Thorndike VII, 254-57. - First edition, second printing, with the dedication to Charles de Neufville (see Sinkankas). Bernard Cesi (Caesius) was born in Modena of a noble family. He entered the Jesuit order in 1599. He was attached to the court of Francis I, of the House of Este, Duke of Modena and Reggio from 1610 to 1658, when he died of the plague in Modena.The "Mineralogia" is a large compilation of mineralogical knowledge, with much on paleontological specimens as then known, and also on gemstones... Apparently he is the first author to employ the term 'mineralogy'... The text, in five books, treats mineralogy in general, the earths, petrified juices (salts, organics), stones, gems, and metals (Sinkankas).

$3200.40

L'Art de fabriquer le fer, de fondre et de forger des pièces  d'artillerie..
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L'Art de fabriquer le fer, de fondre et de forger des pièces d'artillerie..

By GRIGNON, Pierre-Clément

Paris: Delalain, 1807. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. Fine. 2nd Edition. Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. 4to (256x200 mm), xxxvii, (3) 654, (2) pp., marbled endpapers, half title, title with small vignette, 13 engraved folding plates. Contemporary full calf with morocco label and gilt-tooled spine (boards, hinges and extremities rubbed), interior bright and virtually unfoxed. A fine and copy of an extraordinarily rare work, important in the history of metallurgy and iron mineralogy. ---- Exeedingly rare second edition, much rarer than the first edition (only one copy listed in Worldcat: Ecole des Mines, Paris). In 1775 Pierre Grignon published a book on various aspects of iron mineralogy and metallurgy which is of considerable importance to the history of metallurgy and crystallography. Grignon was occupied in the commerical operation of a blast furnace and forge plant and his science stemmed from observations on a much larger scale than those of his laboratry contemporaries. He had the opportunity to see large crystals in shrinkage heads of large castings. The first memoir of structural interest « Mémoire sur les métamorphoses du fer » had been read before the French Academy in 1761, but was not published until 1775. Here, he provides a model of crystal structure which is qualitatively the same as that used by Romé de l'Isle in 1772, by Tobern Bergman in 1773, and particularly by the great Haüy in 1784, and it is not improbable that Grignon's ideas, public but unpublished, provided the stimulus for the mathematical approach of these more famous crystallographers. Although the possibility of solid solutions as a mixed aggregate is implicit in the ideas of many of the corpuscular philosophers, it is Grignon who first describes a crystallographic model of a mixed crystal (Smith, History of Metallography, pp. 132-136). The 1807 edition is an exact reprint of the first edition with identical page numbering. ---- Seconde Edition, extrement rare (un seul exemplaire répertorié dans WorldCat à Ecole des Mines, Paris). Pierre-Clément Grignon (1723 -1784), savant métallurgiste, maitre de forge, correspondant de l'Académie Royale des Sciences, dirigeat les forges de Bayard près de Saint-Dizier. Ami de Buffon, il se livra à divers expériences sur le fer et s'efforça de trouver une méthode pour fondre une meilleure qualité de ce minerai. La fonte des canons représentant une activité de la forge de Bayard, Grignon expérimenta pour leur fabrication une nouvelle matière, la régule de fer ; il participa activement à la rédaction de la section Forges ou l'Art du fer de l'Encyclopédie. Il réuni l'ensemble de ses travaux dans cet ouvrage orné de 13 planches gravées dépliantes.

$1600.20

Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern
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Natur-Geschichte des Schweitzerlandes: samt seinen Reisen über die Schweitzerische Gebürge. Aufs neue hrsg. und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen von Joh[ann] Georg Sulzern

By SCHEUCHZER, Johann Jakob

Zurich: D. Gessner, 1746. Hardcover. Fine. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 2 Parts in 1 Vol.: 16+488 pp.; VIII+384 pp. Bound with: SULZER, Johann Georg, Untersuchung von dem Ursprung der Berge, und andrer damit verknüpften Dinge. Zürich 1746. 8vo. Contemporary half calf, red morocco lable. ---- Lonchamp 2645. Waber I, 32. Steiger I, 160. Haller I, 1043. - With the map of Glarner Land, and the tables of landscapes (Gotthard, Teufelsbrücke, Vierwaldstättersee, Luzerner Drachenstein, Pfaffers bzw. Pfaffikon etc.). The first part contains the tightened summary of of the 1705-07 unsystematical "description of natural history of the Swiss country" appeared in weekly supplies. There now all this messages very disjointed and informal were, then sel. the Joh has. George Sulzer of the scholarly world certainly a large service gethan, selbige to umzuschmelzen and. give change. The notes of the publisher are very good and useful" (Haller). The second part contains the first German expenditure of the 1708 and 1723 first Latin of reports Scheuchzers appeared over its alpine journeys. "Scheuchzer was beside Conrad Gessner and Albrecht of Haller a most important universal scholar, that Switzerland it own calls. It combined a physician, a natural scientist, a mathematician, a paleontologist, a Geodaeten, a geographer, a historian, a Numismatiker, a theologian and a Philologen "(Fueter) in itself. Scheuchzers natural history was trailblazing in the area of regional studies, alpine research and the physical geography of the Swiss high mountains. With its historical data this expenditure beside Tschudis chronicle formed one of the most important sources for Schillers "Tell". On its journeys Scheuchzer made the first barometric levellings in the mountains, examined the glaciers, collected Petrefakten etc.. Under the copper boards are to emphasize the beautiful map Graubuendens of G. Walser, the interior opinion of a cheese factory, the representation of a total solar eclipse, illustrations of minerals and petrifying as well as opinions among other things from bath Pfaefers, Walterswil, pc. God hard etc.. Johann George Sulzers writings in the appendix offer valuable, likewise additions supported by own observations (Curtis Schuh's Bibliography of Mineralogy, The Mineralogical Record).

$1371.60

Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie, enthaltend die Terminologie, Systematik, Nomenklatur und Charakteristik der Naturgeschichte des Mineralreichs
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Handbuch der bestimmenden Mineralogie, enthaltend die Terminologie, Systematik, Nomenklatur und Charakteristik der Naturgeschichte des Mineralreichs

By HAIDINGER, Wilhelm

Wien: Braumüller & Seidel, 1845. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 8vo. xxxvi, 630 pp. With 560 woodcuts in text. Contemp. green cloth, blind stamped spine; soiled; rubbing and wear to the covers; foxing within. ---- Wurzbach VII, 208 - FIRST EDITION. Scarce. Wilhelm Haidinger (1795-1871) was a prominent Austrian mineralogist anf geologist. He helped establish the Austrian Geological Survey in 1849, of which he was named its first director. He served as an assistant of Friedrich Mohs and helped establish Mohs' mineral classfication system. Haidinger also was a co-founder and member of the Imperial Royal Geographical Society in Vienna, co-founder of the Werner Association for Geological Research in Moravia and Silesia, co-founder of the Geological Association for Hungary, and co-founder of the Società geologica Milan. Haidinger is also credited with discovering a phenomena that enables detection of plane polarized light, now known as "Haidinger's brushes" in his honor. The present work is organized upon the Mohs system of classification. --- Der österr. Mineraloge u. Geologe Wilhelm (Karl) Ritter von Haidinger (1795-1871) ging 1802 zu Friedrich Mohs nach Graz, 1817 mit ihm nach Freiberg in Sachsen. 1822-27 bereiste er Europa und machte Mohs in England durch die Publikation einer erweiterten Übersetzung seines "Grundrisses der Mineralogie" bekannt. Seit seiner Rückkehr 1827 leitete Haidinger gemeinsam mit seinen Brüdern deren Porzellanfabrik im böhmischen Elbogen. 1840 wurde er Bergrat und Nachfolger von Mohs als Leiter der Mineraliensammlung der Hofkammer des Münz- und Bergwesens in Wien. Haidinger, seit 1847 Mitglied der Deutschen Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina, regte die Gründung einer kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien an, wurde 1847 deren Mitglied und war 1849-66 Direktor der von ihm initiierten k. k. Geologischen Reichsanstalt. Er war Mitbegründer und erster Präsident (seit 1855) der k. k. Geographischen Gesellschaft. Haidinger entdeckte und beschrieb eine große Anzahl Minerale und entwickelte die nach ihm benannte Haidinger-Lupe.

$914.40

Versuch einer Mineralogie. Aufs neue aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt und nächst verschiedenen Anmerkungen vorzüglich mit äussern Beschreibungen der Fossilien vermehrt von Abraham Gottlob Werner..
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Versuch einer Mineralogie. Aufs neue aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt und nächst verschiedenen Anmerkungen vorzüglich mit äussern Beschreibungen der Fossilien vermehrt von Abraham Gottlob Werner..

By CRONSTEDT, Axel Fredrik von

Leipzig: Siegfried Lebrecht Crusius, 1780. Hardcover. Very Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Ersten Bandes erster Theil [all published]. 8vo (198x117 mm), [72], 254, [8] pp. Errata leaf at end. Contemporary speckled paper card board, paper labels to spine. Some ink correction in old hand to text. Hoover 241; Ward & Carozzi 552. - Third German translation of Cronstedt's ground-breaking 1758 work. Although Werner translated only the parts dealing with earths and stone, his additions to the work were such that, "his translation became a textbook of mineralogy in its own right and was widely used as a teaching aid and reference work" (DSB).

$2057.40

Grundriss der Krystallographie
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Grundriss der Krystallographie

By NAUMANN, Carl Friedrich

Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1826. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. xxiv, 408 pp., 3 folded engr. plates. Contemp. paper card boards with paper label to spine (somewhat soiled and bumped). Paper somewhat browned. Very good copy overall. D.S.B. VOL. IX S. 620 - FIRST EDITION, EXCEEDINGLY RARE. "In 1826 he published his Grundriss der Krystallographie, in which he introduced the concept of a 'crystal series', that is, the aggregate of all crystal forms that can be developed from a basic form in accordance with Weiss's law of zones.... In this work also Naumann examined Mohs' 1822 suggestion that crystal systems might exist in which the crystallographic axes are not mutually perpendicular and successfully identified the present monoclinic system." (D.S.B.).

$834.39