Paris, Hachette et Firmin Didot, 1834. 8vo (19.9 x 12.7 cm). 270 pp.; title page (to IIe partie - planches), 12 pp.; 10 double-sized engraved plates with 121 figures, numbered 1-108 (plates I-IX), and 1-13 (plate X). Contemporary half calf over marbled boards. Spine with gilt lines and title. Marbled endpapers.
Rare classic work on crystallography by the German mineralogist Gustav Rose (1798-1873), and first published as Elemente der Krystallographie. “In 1829 with Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) and Christian Gottfried Ehrenberg (1795-1876), he took part in a scientific expedition throughout Imperial Russia, where he performed mineralogical studies in the Altai and Ural Mountains, as well as in the region of the Caspian Sea. He discovered many minerals new to science, including perovskite, named in honor of Russian mineralogist Lev Aleksevich von Perovski (1792-1856). A rose-colored mineral named roselite is named after him” (Wikipedia). A few inoffensive spots in the text, the plates all clean. A very good copy. Ward and Carozzi, 1913. Not in Sinkankas.