Lenz, Johann Georg; Specimen Plates of Currently Known Simple Minerals. Jena, 1794. New Edition, Limited to 70 copies, Mineralogical Record, Tucson, 1995. Quarto, pp. 111, 400 colored reproductions of original water colored ills.
The text is complete and in the original quarter calf , raised spine bands, fine.
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A fine reproduction of a very rare colored mineralogy. Lenz's original work was issued by subscription and records indicate only 26 copies being published making it one of the rarest mineralogys. The Mineralogical Record's edition captures the tints of the original watercolors used to illustrate the minerals. The new edition includes a new preface in English translation and also a new introduction containing historical data on Lenz, his contributions to mineralogy, a description of the above work and a bibliography of his works.