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Rare mineralogy book: Schmidt, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian; Mineralienbuch, oder allgemeine und besondere Beschreibung der Mineralien. 1850.

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Rare mineralogy book: Schmidt, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian; Mineralienbuch, oder allgemeine und besondere Beschreibung der Mineralien. 1850.

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Schmidt, Friedrich Wilhelm Christian; Mineralienbuch, oder allgemeine und besondere Beschreibung der Mineralien. Hoffmann'sche Verlags Buchhandlung, Stuttgart, 1850. Quarto (256 x 200 mm), pp. 4, 184, numerous woodcuts of crystals throughout the text, 44 hand-colored plates.

The work is complete and in a contemporary calf and marbled boards. Binding is rubbed, inner hinge re-enforced with archival tissue, spine titles perished. Text is lightly toned with only minor foxing to text and a few plates. Over all in very good condition.

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Schmidt, (1799-1863) was a German physician and naturalist who had a medical practice in Metzingen (Messingen) in Württemberg. He was a member of the Society of Naturalists in Württemberg and actively collected both minerals and fossils. Schmidt authored works on fossils and minerals, including Die wichtigsten Fundorte der Petrefakten Württembergs, Stuttgart, 1838 and Mineralienbuch, Stuttgart, 1850.? His work, Mineralienbuch  begins with an introduction to the physical characters of minerals, including form, hardness, specific gravity, color, phosphoresence, magnetism, electricity, and chemistry of minerals. Following this are descriptions of various minerals, some of which are illustrated on the plates. Included among the discussed and rendered species are quartz crystals, agates, beryl, emerald, and topaz. Each plate shows four or more specimens. The work ranks among the finer hand-colored mineralogy books published.

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