Partsch, P.; Katalog der Bibliothek des K. K. Hof-Mineralien-Cabinetes in Wien. Wien, 1851. Quarto, pp. xii, 232, errata.
The work is complete and in a modern full calf with gilt spine titles and panels. The binding is tight and clean with light sun toning to covers. X-lib with AMNH cancel stamp on title page, light soiling to title, with text very clean. Very rare first edition.
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The rare catalogue of the great collection of books, maps and periodicals concerned with mineralogy, metallurgy, chemistry, physics, geology, mining, and paleontology in the Vienna Mineral Museum. The museum and collections became part of the Natural History Museum in 1885. The first edition of this work lists nearly 3000 titles with these forming the foundation of the original collections. The catalogue is arranged by subject and includes a valuable author index at the end.