An Important Geological & Mineralogical Journal
Edited by Alexander Wilhelm Köhler & [from Vol. 5] Christian (or Carl) August Siegfried Hoffmann. Numerous plates & tables (many folding). Six vols. in 12. 8vo, cont. pinkish-purple boards (spines faded, occasional dampstaining & foxing), printed paper labels on spines. Freiberg: Craz, 1788-94.
NEUES BERGMÄNNISCHES JOURNAL. Edited by Alexander Wilhelm Köhler & Christian (or Carl) August Siegfried Hoffmann. Numerous plates & tables (many folding). Three vols. (of 4). 8vo, cont. blue boards, printed paper labels on spines. Freiberg: Craz, 1795-99.
A nearly complete run — lacking only the fourth and final volume of the second series (which was published 18 years after Vol. III) — of this important and rare geological and mineralogical journal, edited by two of Werner’s chief disciples, Köhler and Hoffmann. This journal was the chief mouthpiece for spreading the revolutionary ideas of Werner concerning geology and mineralogy. The contributors constitute an honor roll of German scientists and include Werner (numerous contributions), Alexander von Humboldt (several of his earliest appearances in print), C.R.W. Wiedemann, Hoffmann, Köhler, Göttling, Karsten, J.F. Widenmann, Gellert, Klaproth, Lempe, etc., etc.
The journal includes book reviews, lists of relevant books recently published, obituaries, reports from American mines, etc.
Fine set. From the library of His Serene Highness Prince Fürstenberg at Donaueschingen, with his stamp on the verso of the title of each volume. Lacking the general title in Vol. III of the second series.
❧ Hoover 116–(Vols. 1-5 only of the Bergmännisches Journal). Kronick 348. Poggendorff, I, 1123 & 1291.
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