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Karl Friedrich Plattner
PLATTNER, Karl Friedrich.

PLATTNER, Karl Friedrich.
(1800 - 1858)

(Born: Klein Waltersdorf, Saxony, Germany, 2 January 1800; Died: Freiberg, Germany, 22 January 1858) German metallurgist.

Biographical references: ADB: 26, 267. Barr, Index to Biographical Fragments, 1973: 206. DBA: I 964, 94; II 1013, 4-8; II 1013, 4-8. Drugulin, Sechstausend Portraits, 1863: no. 4283. DSB: 11, 33-4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition. Poggendorff: 2, col. 469. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, ????. Schaedler, Biographisch Handwörterbuch, 1891: 94. WBI.

Die Probierkunst mit der Löthrothe, 1835

1. German, 1835 [First edition].
Die | Probierkunst | mit dem | Löthrothe, | oder | Anleitung, | Mineralien, Erze, Hüttenproducte und verschiedene | Metallverbindungen vor dem Löthrohre, mit theilweiser | Anwendung des nassen Weges, qualitativ fast auf alle | Bestandtheile, und quantitativ auf Silber, Gold, Kupfer, | Blei und Zinn in kurzer Zeit zu untersuchen. | Von | Carl Friedrich Plattner, | Gewerkenprobirer an der Königl. Sächs. Halsbrückner | Schmelzhütte be Freiberg. | Mit 3 Kupfertafeln. | [double rule] | Leipzig, 1835. | Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth.

8°: π9 1-228 233; 188l.; [i]-xviii, [1]-358 p., 3 folding plates (blow-pipes), 2 folding tables (listing reactions before the blow-pipe). Page size: 208 x 122 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii], Dedication to Siegmund August Wolfgang Freiherrn von Herder.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-xii, "Vorwort."-dated 1 December 1834.; [xiii]-xviii, "Inhalt."; [1], Sectional title page, "Erste Abtheilung. | [rule] | Beschreibung | der zu Löthrohrproben | erforderlichen Gegenstände."; [2], Blank.; [3]-60, Text.; [61], Sectional title page, "Zweite Abtheilung. | [rule] | Qualitative Löthrohrproben."; [62], Blank.; [63]-247, Text.; [248], Blank.; [249], Sectional title page, "Dritte Abtheilung. | [rule] | Quantitative Metallproben | vor dem Löthrohe."; [250], Blank.; [251]-345, Text.; [346]-350, "Anhang. | [rule] | Beschriebung eines zweckmässigen Blase-Appa- | rates für quantitative Löthrohrproben."; [351]-353, "Verbesserungen und Nachträge."; [354], Blank.; [355]-358, "Register."

Very scarce. This is the first appearance of an important and fundamental book that is a culmination of all the knowledge in the field of blowpipe analysis applied to minerals. In unprecedented detail Plattner describes his experiments and tests in extraordinary and complete detail, arranging the whole by element. Thus he created a masterwork that is generally regarded as the best work authored on the subject. It was updated regularly going through eight editions until 1928 and was translated into other languages. In later editions it was revised and enlarged by Theodore Richter and Friedrich Kolbeck.

Bibliographical references: Burchard, History of Blowpipe Analysis, 1984. NUC.

2. German, 1847 [2nd edition].
Die | Probirkunst mit dem Löthrohre | oder | Anleitung | Mineralien, Erze, Hüttenproducte und verschiedene | Metallverbindungen mit Hilfe des Löthrohrs qualitativ | auf ihre sämmtlichen Bestandtheile und quantitativ auf | Silver, Gold, Kupfer, Blei, Zinn, Nickel, Kobalt | und Eisen zu untersuchen | von | Carl Friedrich Plattner, | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Zweite ganz umgearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage | mit 77 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten. | [rule] | Leipzig, 1847. | Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth.

8°: π5 *5 1-438 421; 337l.; [i]-xx, [1]-652, [2] p. Page size: 220 x 130 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vii, "Vorwort zur ersten Auflage."-signed C.F. Plattner, 1 December 1834.; [viii]-x, "Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage."-signed C.F. Plattner, November 1846.; [xi]-xx, "Inhalt."; [1], Sectional title page, "Erste Abtheilung. | [rule] | Beschreibung | der zu Löthrohrproben | erforderlichen Gegenstände."; [2], Blank.; [3]-82, Text.; [83], Sectional title page, "Zweite Abtehilung. | [rule] | Qualitative Löthrohrproben."; [84], Blank.; [85]-486, Text.; [487], Sectional title page, "Dritte Abtheilung. | [rule] | Quantitative Metallproben | vor dem Löthrohre."; [488], Blank.; [489]-631, Text.; [632]-636, "Anhange."; [637]-652, "Alphabetisches Register."; [1 pg], "Verbesserungen und Nachträge."; [1 pg], "Druck der Ph. Reclam'schen Officin in Leipzig."

Bibliographical references: NUC.

3. German, 1853 [3rd edition].
Die | Probirkunst | Mit Dem Löthrohre | Oder | Anleitung: | Mineralien, Erze, Hüttenprodukte und verschiedenen Metallverbindungen | mit Hülfe des Lötrohrs qualitativ auf ihre sämmtlichen Bestandtheile | und quantitativ auf Silber, Gold, Kupfer, Blei, Wismuth, Zinn, | Kobalt, Nickel und Eisen zu untersuchen. | Von | Carl Friedrich Plattner, | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | Dritte, | grosstentheils umgearbeitete und verbesserte Auflage. | Mit 78 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten. | [ornate rule] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Johann Ambrosius Barth. | 1853.

8°: π8 *4 1-458; 372l.; [i]-xxii, [2], [1]-716, [4] p., 78 woodcut illus. Page size: 228 x 134 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vii, "Vorwort zur ersten Auflage."-signed C.F. Plattner, 1 December 1834.; [viii]-x, "Vorwort zur zweiten Auflage."-signed C.F. Plattner, November 1846.; [xi]-xii, "Vorwort zur dritten Auflage."-signed C.F. Plattner, 25 February 1853.; [xiii]-xxii, "Inhalt."; [1 pg], "Die | Probirkunst Mit Dem Löthrohre."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-693, Text.; [694]-709, "Anhang."; [710]-714, "Aequivalente oder Atomgewichte."; [715]-716, "Verbesserungen und Nachträge."; [4 pgs], Publisher's list.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

4. German, 1865 [4th edition].
Carl Friedrich Plattner's | Probirkunst | mit dem | Löthrohre | oder | volständige Anleitung | zu | qualitativen und quantitativen Löthrohr- | Untersuchungen. | Vierte Auflage, | neu bearbeitet und vermehrt | von | Theodor Richter, | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Mit 86 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten | und einer Steindrucktafel. | [ornate rule] | Leipzig, 1865. | Verlag von Johann Ambrosius Barth.

8°: xvi, 679, [2] p., 86 illus. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

5. German, 1877 [5th edition].
Die Probirkunst mit dem Lothrohre ... Ed. 5. (1877-78).

8°: Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

6. German, 1897 [6th edition].
Probirkunst mit dem lothrohre ... Leipzig, J. A. Barth, 1897.

488 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

7. German, 1907 [7th edition].
Carl Friedrich Plattners | Probierkunst Mit Dem Löthrohre. | Eine Vollständige Anleitung | Zu Qualitativen Und Quantitativen | Lötrohr-Untersucungen. | Bearbeitet | Von | Dr. Friedrich Kolbeck, | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Mit 72 Abbildungen. | Siebente Auflage. | [ornament] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Johann Ambrosius Barth. | 1907.

8°: π8 1-328 332; 282l.; [i]-xvi, [1]-515, [1] p., 72 illus. Page size: 220 x 144 mm. Scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Probierkunst Mit Dem Löthrohre.", verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso shows a list of the previous editions.; [v], "Vorwort zur siebente Auflage."; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-xvi, "Inhalt."; [1]-501, Text.; [502]-515, Index to minerals metioned in the text.; [1 pg], Advertisements.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

English Editions

8. English, 1845 [English transl.].
The | Use Of The Blowpipe, | In The Examination | Of | Minerals, Ores, Furnace-Products, | And Other Metallic Combinations. | By | Professor Charles Frederick Plattner, | Assay-Master at the Royal Freyberg Smelting-Works. | Translated From The German, | With Notes, | By James Sheridan Muspratt, Ph.D., | Of the University College, and Giessen Laboratories. | With A Preface By Professor Liebig. | Illustrated By Numerous Diagrams. | [2 lines of quotation, signed Horace.] | London: | Taylor And Walton, Upper Gower Street, | Edinburgh: Maclachlan, Stewart, & Co. | Dublin: Fannin & Co. | [short rule] | 1845.

4°: π4 a4 b2 A-Zz4 Aaa2; ??l.; [i]xvii, [3], [1]-364 p., illus., tables. Page size: 228 x 142 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Mitchell, Heaton, And Mitchell, Printers, Liverpool."; [iii], "Preface | By Professor Liebig"-signed Justus Liebig, 23 March 1844.; [iv], Blank.; [v], Dedication to P.J. Murphy, dated August 1844.; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-viii, "Translator's Preface."-dated December 1844.; [ix]-xvii, "Contents."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], "Section I."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-348, Text.; [349], "Appendix."; [350], Blank.; [351]-358, Text of appendix.; [359]-364, "Index To The Minerals."

Very scarce. Translated by Sheridan Muspratt [1821-1871] from Die Probierkunst mit der Löthrothe (1st ed., Leipzig, 1835), together with a preface by the famous German chemist Justus Liebig. Muspratt added notes to some of the tests in view of developments since the original German edition had appeared.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

9. English, 1854 [English transl.].
The use of the blowpipe in the qualitative and quantitative examination of minerals, ores, furnace products, and other metallic combinations. By Professor Plattner and Dr. Sheridan Muspratt. Illustrated by numerous diagrams. 3d ed., rev. and further enl. London, J. Churchill, 1854.

xvii, 405, [1] p. illus., tables. Very scarce.

American issues

10. English, 1871 [American issue, 1st edition].
Plattner's Manual of Qualitatieve and Quantitative Analysis with the Blowpipe. New York, 1871.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

11. English, 1873 [American issue, 2nd edition].
Plattner's Manual | Of | Qualitative And Quantitative | Analysis With The Blowpipe. | From The Last German Edition, | Revised And Enlarged | By | Professor Th. Richter, | Of The Royal Saxon Mining Academy: | Translated By | Henry B. Cornwall, A.M., E.M., | Assistant In The Columbia College School Of Mines, New York. | Assisted By | John H. Caswell, A.M. | [rule] | With Eighty-eight Woodcuts and One Lithographic Plate. | [rule] | Second Edition-Revised. | New York: | D. Van Nostrand, Publisher, | 23 Murray St. And 27 Warren St. | 1873.

8°: π19 26 3-338 3415; ??l.; [i]-xvii, [1], [1]-548, [10] p., one folding colored frontispiece. Page size: 226 x 142 mm. Scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1871..."; [iii]-iv, "Translator's Preface."; [v], "Preface | To The | Fourth German Edition."-dated May 1865.; [vi], Blank.; vii-xi, "Contents."; [xii], Blank.; [xiii]-xv, "Introduction."; [xvi]-xvii, "Scheme Of Blowpipe Analysis | By | Prof. T. Egleston."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1], "Section I. | [rule] | Description Of Apparatus | And | Reagents."; [2], Blank.; [3]-522, Text.; [523]-534, "Index Of Minerals."; [535]-536, "Index Of Metallurgical Products."; [537]-548, "General Index."; [1 pg], "Table Of Atomic Weights."; [9 pgs], "Scientific Books | Published By | D. Van Nostrand."

Bibliographical references: NUC.

12. English, 1880 [American issue, 4th edition].
Plattner's manual of qualitative and quantitative analysis with the blowpipe. From the last German ed., rev. and enl., by Professor Th. Richter. Tr. by Henry B. Cornwall, assisted by John H. Caswell, A.M. With eighty-eight woodcuts and one lithographic plate. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1880.

8°: xvii, [1], [3]-548, [2] p., folding frontispiece, illus. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

13. English, 1902 [American issue].
Plattner's manual of qualitative and quantitative analysis with the blowpipe; tr. by Henry B. Cornwall; assisted by John H. Caswell; with eighty-seven woodcuts. 8th ed., rev. after the 6th German ed., by Friedrich Kolbeck. New York, D. Van Nostrand, 1902.

xvii, 463 p. illus.

Very scarce. Cornwall, Henry Bedinger, 1844-1917, tr. // Caswell, John H., joint tr. // Kolbeck, Friedrich, ed.

14. German, 1849.
Beiträge zur Erweitrung der Probirkunst ... Freiberg, 1849.

8°: Very scarce.

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