Brard, Cypien Prosper; Nouveaux Éléments De Minéralogie ou Manuel Du Minéralogiste Voyageur; Par M. Brard, Ingénieur Civil, Chevalier De La Légion-D'Honneur. Troisième Édition, Revue, Corrigée Et Mise Au Niveau Des Connaissances Actuelles Par M. Guillebot, Ancien Élève De L'École Polytechnique, Élève Ingénieur Des Mines. Paris, Méquignon-Marvis Père Et Fils,Libraires-Éditeurs, Rue Du Jardinet, 13.1838. Octavo, (205 x 126 mm), pp. half title, title, viii, 590, 2, 1 folded plate.
The work is complete and in a contemporary calf and marbled boards with gilt titles. The binding is tight and clean with light scuffing to boards, text is clean with minor foxing. In very good condition.
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Brard; ( 1788-1838 ) was a French mineralogist, and economic geologist. ?He studied mineralogy under Bronignart, and while still a student published his Manuel du Minéralogiste et du Géologue Voyageur (Paris, 1805). He made an extensive tour by foot of the Alpes in Switzerland and Central Europe studying the geology and mineralogy, and in 1808 he became an aide to Faujas. Brard was appointed director of the copper mines of Servoz in 1813 where he was the first to use anthracite coal as a fuel. In 1816, he entered into a franchise that created a glassware factory in Lardin.?He is noted for his contributions to mineralogy and also to the understanding of the stratigraphy of the Paris Basin. ?Brard's above classic treatise provides discussions of elementary mineralogy, descriptions of known mineral species, pseudomorphs, gems and precious stones, the uses of minerals in industry and lapidary, descriptions of prominent collections, and the practice of mineralogy in France. The work ends with a chapter on technical terminology. The work was intended to serve as guide to traveling geologists and mineralogists.