A rare and mysterious tract on crystals


Die Mineralogie nach ihren neuesten Ansichten dargestellt.

Published 1814
Item ID 31733

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Wien, Commission des Cosmographischen Büreau, 1814. Small 8vo (17.5 x 10.0 cm). 164 pp.; one engraved plate. Contemporary marbled wrappers.

A very rare work by an unknown author. The work offers a systematic account of minerals. The plate shows crystal-forms. A long quote by Pliny is printed on the title page verso. The name "Dr. J. [?] Rehmann" [possibly the Austrian (Viennese - later Russian) medical doctor Joseph von Rehmann (1779-1831) inscribed, in an old hand, on the front wrapper verso; a with a weak old stamp on the title page verso. We know of one other copy, in the Österreichische Nationalbiblothek (Austrian national library). Neither in Sinkankas nor in Ward and Carozzi.

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