Rare Mineralogy Book: Hirschwald, Julius; Das Mineralogische Museum der Königlichen Technischen Hochschule Berlin. 1885.

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Hirschwald, Julius; Das Mineralogische Museum der Königlichen Technischen Hochschule Berlin. Ein Beitrag zur topographischen Mineralogie, sowie ein Leitfaden zum Studium der Sammlungen, von Dr. Julius Hirschwald. Berlin, Verlag von R. Friedländer & Sohn, 1885. Octavo, (225 x 160 mm), pp. xvii, 1, 243, 1, one folded floor plan, 2 text illustrations.

The work is complete and in a contemporary half calf over marbled boards with gilt titles. The binding is tight and clean, text is clean with small blind stamp on title page and old card pocket removed from rear, owner’s book plate on paste down. In very good condition.

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Hirschwald, (1845 - 1928) was a German mineralogist. He was professor of mineralogy and crystallography at the Technical High School of Berlin. His work in the area of petrology and rock examination won his exhibit at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis the award of `Grand Prix.' Hirschwald published a text on the use of the blowpipe and a catalog of the the mineral collection at the Technical High school of Berlin, where Hirschwald was an instructor. In the text, the author takes the opportunity to also include information on topographical mineralogy.