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Rare Mineralogy Book: Naumann, G. A. Carl Friedrich; Elemente der Mineralogie. 1st edition, Leipzig, 1846.

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Rare Mineralogy Book: Naumann, G. A. Carl Friedrich; Elemente der Mineralogie. 1st edition, Leipzig, 1846.

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Naumann, G. A. Carl Friedrich; Elemente der Mineralogie. 1st edition, Leipzig, 1846. Octavo, pp. xii, 2, 444, 157 text figures.

Contemporary calf and marbled boards, AIME bookplate with Alfred Raymond ownership notation and his numerous inked notes tipped in rear, and inked notations in text very good.

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A German mineralogist and crystallographer; Naumann (1797-1873) published extensively on both subjects. By far his most important work was "Elemente der Mineralogie". The first edition appeared in 1846. The 15th and final edition appeared in 1907. The first part of the work is devoted to crystallography. This is followed by a section on the physical and chemical characters and classification of minerals with sixteen classes of species. He describes 643 mineral species with a precise description given for each minerals crystallography, chemical characteristics and prominent localities.

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