Rare Mineralogy book, Werner, Abraham Gottlob; ...Letztes Mineral-System. 1817
Item Number: Boook 766-d
Werner, Abraham Gottlob; ...Letztes Mineral-System. Aus dessen Nachlasse auf Oberbergamtliche Anordnung herausgegeben und mit Erlauterungen versehen. Freyberg und Wien, 1817. Octavo, pp. xiv, 58.
The work is complete and in a modern archival paper cover with a typed title. The binding is tight and clean, light toning to the text, light soiling to the title page with the lower inner gutter. Early signature on title page with two early stamps. In very good condition.
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Werner; (1749-1817) a German mineralogist and geologist at the Freiberg Mining Academy, (from 1775-185) was responsible for that institutions recognition as the world's finest for mining geologists. His early writings on mineralogy constituted a major advance in the science. The above "Letztes"; published at the time of his death, was edited by the noted mineralogist Johan Carl Freisleben. The work is based on Werner's lectures as an instructor at Freiberg and also provides insight into his life.