Gmelin, Leopold; Description and Analysis of the Mineral Called Hauyne. & Some Account of the Mountains of Ancient Latium, in which the Mineral called Hauyne is Found. Extract from Vol. IV, No. III, Philosophical Magazine, London, 1814. Octavo, pp. 193-199 and pp. 115-122, folded hand-colored map.
The two papers are complete and in a modern archival folder. The binding text and map are in near fine condition.
Leopold Gmelin ( 1788 – 1853) was a German chemist and professor at the University of Heidelberg. In his studies and research Gmelin dealt with mineralogy and chemistry. Gmelin’s work is noted for his thorough and comprehensive attention to details and his pioneering research. Gmelin’s mineralogical research focused on the analyses of various minerals, such as Hauyne and Laumontite and Cordierite. Hauyne was first described in 1807 from samples discovered in Vesuvian lavas in Monte Somma, Italy,and was named in 1807 by Brunn-Neergard for the French crystallographer Rene Just Hauy (1743-1822).