Systematisch-tabellarische Uebersicht und Charakteristik der Mineralkörper. In oryktognostischer und orologischer Hinsicht. Karl Cäsar von LEONHARD, Ernst Karl Friedrich, MERZ, Johann Heinrich KOPP.

Systematisch-tabellarische Uebersicht und Charakteristik der Mineralkörper. In oryktognostischer und orologischer Hinsicht.

3 p.l., xvi pp., 83 leaves, [84]-125 pp. Folio, cont. half-sheep & marbled boards, flat spine gilt. Frankfurt am Main: J.C. Hermann, 1806.

First edition and very rare; this is a systematic survey of minerals, in the form of tables, giving extensive descriptions of their external appearances and chemical qualities. Leonhard (1779-1862), professor of mineralogy at the University of Heidelberg, wrote the oryctognostic section, Merz (1776-1813), the orologic section, and Kopp (1777-1858), the chemical section.

“As a founding editor of the Taschenbuch für die gesammte Mineralogie, Leonhard earned a place among the foremost mineralogists of his time. His prolific writings contributed to the rise of popular interest in geology during the nineteenth century.”–D.S.B., VIII, p. 245.

Fine copy. From the library of His Serene Highness Prince Fürstenberg at Donaueschingen with stamp on verso of title.

❧ Schuh, Mineralogy & Crystallography: A Biobibliography, 1469 to 1920, 2996–“Rare.”.

Price: $2,500.00

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