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Rare Mineralogy Book: Leonhard, Gustav von; Grundzüge Der Mineralogie..1860

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Rare Mineralogy Book: Leonhard, Gustav von; Grundzüge Der Mineralogie..1860

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Leonhard, Gustav von; Grundzüge Der Mineralogie Von Dr. Gustav Leonhard, Ausserordentlicher Professor In Heidelberg. Zweite, Neu Bearbeitete Auflage. Mit 24 in den Text gedruckten Holzschnitten und 6 Tafeln Abbildungen. Leipzig & Heidelberg. |C.F. Winter'sche Verlagshandlung. 1860. Octavo, (220 x 140 mm), pp. viii, 404, 24 text woodcuts, 6 plates.

The text is complete and in the original marbled boards with a cloth spine and gilt titles. The binding is tight, light smudge at upper inner front cover edge, text is clean with original owner’s penned noted on rear blank leaf and notation on two crystal models within plates. Blind stamp on title page. Over all in very good condition.

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A German mineralogist Leonhard ( 1816-1878) was the son of the mineralogist Karl Caesar von Leonhard. (1779-1862). He taught at the University of Heidelberg. One of his students was Sherman Clarke and Clarke used “Grundzüge Der Mineralogie” in his mineralogy course.?Leonhard’s “Grundzüge Der Mineralogie” is not only an excellent mineralogy text. It is known for its notes and references to historical works in mineralogy. This makes the work an excellent reference to the history of mineralogy as well as a standard mineralogical text. Where he was able to, Leonhard includes this complete synoptic history of the subject being described.?The work is divided into two portions. The first treats crystallography, physical properties, specific weight, optical characters, magnetism, electrical qualities, phosphorescence, and concludes with a discussion of the chemical properties and the theoretical framework and nomenclature for the proposed mineral classification. The second portion arranges the species into the system.

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