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Johann Hermann Pfingsten
PFINGSTEN, Johann Hermann.

PFINGSTEN, Johann Hermann.
(1751 - 1798/9)

(Born: Stuttgart, Germany, 15 May 1751; Died: Temesvar, Hungary, 1798/9) German physician & mining expert.

Pfingsten was appointed in 1782, an instructor of mining at the Bergakademie in Chemnitz, Hungary. In 1783, he was working as a private docent at the University of Tübingen, followed by a position as the inspector of the saltpeter works in Magdeburg. In 1784, he became professor of philosophy at the University of Erfurt.

Biographical references: ADB. Baur, Allgemeines historisches Handwörterbuch, 1803. DBA: I 952, 160-181; II 1001, 372-374. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8. Hirsching, Historisch-literarisches Handbuch, 1794-1815. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 431-2. WBI.

1. German, 1781-4.
Johann Hermann Pfingsten | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Bibliotheck | Ausländischer Chemisten | Mineralogien | und mit | Mineralien beschäftigter Fabrikanten | nebst derley | Biographischen Nachrichten. | [rule] | Erster Band [-Vierter und lezter Band]. | [rule] | Arte perficitur quod Natura dedit. | [ornate rule] | Nürnberg, | verlegts Johann Adam Stein. | 1781 [-1784].

4 vols. [Vol 1: 1781] 12°: xlvi, 618, [4] p., portrait of Johann Ernst Imannuel Walch. [Vol 2: 1782] 12°: xxx, 568, [6] p., portrait of Johann Albert Gesner. [Vol 3: 1783] 12°: xxii, 523 p., portrait of Franz Ernst Brückmann. [Vol 4: 1784] 12°: xiv, 623 p. portrait of Carl Friedrich Hundertmark.

Rare. Consists of German translations of chemical, metallurgical, and mineralogical works published abroad. Included in the collection are treatises by Walch, von Borch, Nicolas of Nancy, Gesner, Brongniart, Oesterreicher, Bergman, Buc'hoz and Salchow. Biographies are given of those whose portrait accompanies the volume.

Volume 3: Bergman, T.O., "Kurzer Abriss des Mineralreichs nach den nächsten Grundtheilen geordnet. Aus dem Lateinischen," 3, 507-623 (i.e., 523).

Volume 4: Buc'hoz, P.J., "Kunststücke für Fabrikanten die sich mit Mineralien beschäftigen. Aus der Schrift gezogen und übersetzt, welche vetittelt ist: Buchoz Recueil des secrets à l'usage des artistes, ... 1784.

Bibliographical references: BL [973.a.9-12.]. BMC: 4, 1563. Bolton, Bibliography of Chemistry, 1893: p. 736. Duveen, Bibliotheca Alchemica et Chemica, 1965: p. 469. LKG: VI 82. NUC: 454, 330 [NP 0299072].

2. German, 1789-90 [Periodical].
Magazin | für die | Mineralogie und mineralogische Technologie. | [rule] | Von | Johann Herrmann Pfingsten, | [...5 lines of titles and memberships...] | Erster [-Zweite] Theil. | Mit Kupfern. | [ornate rule] | Halle, | bey Johann Jakob Gebauer. | 1789.

2 parts, with copper plates.

Rare. No more published.

Bibliographical references: BL [726.c.20.]. LKG: VI 83a.

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