Additional Information

Additional Information

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...
Edward's Store

Rare Mineralogy Book: Allan, Robert; A Manual of Mineralogy Comprehending the most Recent Discoveries in the Mineral Kingdom. 1834.

$2,300.00

Rare Mineralogy Book: Allan, Robert; A Manual of Mineralogy Comprehending the most Recent Discoveries in the Mineral Kingdom. 1834.

$2,300.00
SKU:
15-E
Weight:
2.00 LBS
Shipping:
Free Shipping
Quantity:
Share

Product Description

Allan, Robert; A Manual of Mineralogy Comprehending the most Recent Discoveries in the Mineral Kingdom. By Robert Allan, Esq. F.R.S.E. M.G.S.L., &c. Edinburgh Printed for Adam and Charles Black and Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, London. 1834. Quarto, (225 x 140mm), pp. lxxiii, 351, 15 folding plates (of crystal drawings taken from the author’s own drawings of crystals).

 This rare text is in the original brown boards with the original green cloth spine and printed spine label. The bindings is tight and clean, very light scuffing with scuffing to the title label. The text and plates are exceptionally clean. In very good to near fine condition.

 FREE SHIPPING ON ALL BOOKS

Robert Allan (1806-1863) was a Scottish mineralogist and banker. He received his mineralogical training from the German mineralogist Wilhelm Haidinger and his father Thomas Allen who was also a mineralogist and banker.  Throughout most of his life, Robert collected minerals on annual excursions at the principal localities of Europe. Eventually, he inherited his father's mineral collection, which he later sold to Robert Greg. This collection is now in the British Museum of Natural History. 

His work “Manual of Mineralogy” is an early introductory work to the study of mineralogy. The first part covers the terminology used in mineralogy, including specific gravity, hardness, color, transparency, lustre, streak, cleavage & fracture, other external characters, parasitic formation of minerals (i.e., pseudomorphs), chemical composition, and the use of the blowpipe. The second part is a standard descriptive mineralogy, with a section at the end covering the newest species.

 

Product Reviews

Find Similar Products by Category