Kobell, Wolfgang Xaver Franz von; Geschichte der Mineralogie von 1650-1860. Munich, 1864. Octavo, pp. 703, 50 woodcuts.
The text is complete and in a contemporary calf and marbled boards, gilt spine titles. The binding is tight, restoration to spine and hinge areas, text is clean, x-lib. with penned signature on end sheet. In very good condition.
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A German mineralogist, crystallographer and chemist; Kobell (1803-1882) wrote extensively on crystallography, described 19 new mineral species and re-described many others. Kobell's above work is an historical reference work on the subject of mineralogy and was published under the auspices of the Historical Commission of the Royal Academy.