Dissertatio physica I de natura artificiosa in producendis et formandis lapidibus.
Item ID 41948
Vitemberg, Gerdes, 1761. 4to (21.0 x 17.9 cm). 32 pp. Printed front wrapper. A peculiar, mineralogical thesis by the German Lutheran theologian Christian Gottlieb Gilling (1735-1789). He quotes, for instance, Zeno, Plinius and Plato on the properties and formation of stones and metal. Paper age-toned, edges a bit frayed, one gathering detached, otherwise very good. Rare. Not in Cat. BM(NH) or any other major bibliography. A rare thesis on the formation of stones and metals