Kobell, Wolfgang Xaver Franz von; Geschichte der Mineralogie von 1650-1860. Munich, 1864. Octavo, pp. 703, 50 woodcuts.
The work is complete and in the original cloth and marbled boards,with gilt spine titles. The binding is tight, old adhesion mark blemish to upper inner front cover margin. Text is clean with very minor foxing and old rubber stamp on one title page. 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 Kobell's above work is an historical reference work on the subject of mineralogy and was published under the auspices of the Historical Commission of the Royal Academy.