Einleitung zur Kenntniß und Gebrauch der Foßilien. Für die Studirenden. Giovanni Antonio SCOPOLI.
Einleitung zur Kenntniß und Gebrauch der Foßilien. Für die Studirenden.
Einleitung zur Kenntniß und Gebrauch der Foßilien. Für die Studirenden.
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Einleitung zur Kenntniß und Gebrauch der Foßilien. Für die Studirenden.

Riga and Jelgava (Mietau), J.F. Hartknoch 1769.

8vo. [xx], 195p.

Contemporary gilt-ruled polished tan calf (small abrasion to the rear panel), gilt spine and gilt-lettered morocco label, red edges, blue silk marker.

Only Edition. BASED ON HIS PRIVATE COLLECTION, Scopoli wrote this for his students at the Schemnitz Mining Academy (Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia). With considerable data on dozens of mines, this taxonomic guide divides the mineral kingdom into “earths” and “minerals”. It gives the Latin and German names for fifty-two specimens in Scopoli’s possession and notes where he found them, their chemical properties and physical characteristics. A botanist, chemist, entomologist and physician, the author later taught at and gave his collections to the University of Pavia. In good condition, early bookplate of Beat Rudolph von Tavel.
¶Schuh, Biobibliography of Mineralogy online 4 “Rare”; Ferchl, Chemisch[es]…Bio- und Bibliographikon 494; see Wilson’s The History of Mineral Collecting 1530-1799 192.

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