Rare Mineralogy Book: Geinitz, Hanns Bruno; Das Konigliche Mineralogische Museum zu Dresden..1858

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Geinitz, Hanns Bruno; Das Konigliche Mineralogische Museum zu Dresden von Dr. Hanns Bruno Geinitz...mit 2 Tafeln, I und II. Dresden, 1858. Octavo, pp. 110, 1 folded plate of museum plan,1 folded table.

The work is complete and in later stiff boards with the original green title wrap on cover. X-lib. with stamp on cover and title page and edge of one text page, later owner’s book plate on inside of cover. Text and plates are clean. In very good condition.


Geinitz (1814-1900) was a German geologist and paleontologist. He was educated in Berlin and Jena and studied under Friedrich August von Quenstedt. He authored several important studies on the Carboniferous and Cretaceous stratigraphy and paleontology of Saxony. His work was recognized when he was awarded the Murchison Medal by the Geological Society of London in 1878.?In 1850 Geinitz was appointed professor of geology and mineralogy in the Royal Polytechnic School at Dresden, and in 1857 he was made director of the Royal Mineralogical and Geological Museum. He held these posts until 1894. While he was Director of the Royal Mineralogical and Geological Museum, Geinitz began the task of organizing and cataloging the vast mineral and meteorite collections at the museum. The results of his work were published as a catalogue to those collections.