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Felipe Poey y Aloy
POEY Y ALOY, Felipe.

POEY Y ALOY, Felipe.
(1799 - 1891)

(Born: Havana, Cuba, 26 May 1799; Died: Havana, Cuba, 28 January 1891) Cuban mineralogist & naturalist.

Poey y Aloy studied law in Havana, but early on became interested in the natural history of his native Cuba. In particular he studied the fishes found around the island, discovering several new species.

Biographical references: ABE: I 752, 377-378, 383-391; II 724, 408-410. Jordan, David Starr., Science Sketches. 1896: p. 171-180. Popular Science Monthly: 25, p. 547, portrait. WBI.

1. Spanish, 1872 [First edition].
Curso Elemental de Mineralogia, por D. Felipe Poey. Habana, A. Pego, 1872.

8°: 183 p., plate.

Very rare. This is the first textbook dealing with mineralogy in Cuba. It is a book that worked as an elemental course in the science, prepared for students of the school system of Cuba. Popular on the island, it appeared in two more editions.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

2. Spanish, 1878 [2nd edition].
Curso Elemental de Mineralogia, por D. Felipe Poey ... Segunda Edicion muy corrigeda y aumetada. Habana, Imprenta del gobierno y Capitania General por S.M., 1878.

8°: vii, 9-295 p., 4 plates, tables. Rare.

Bibliographical references: USGS Library Catalog.

3. Spanish, 1883 [3rd edition].
Curso Elemental de Mineralogia, por D. Felipe Poey 3. Edición Reformada. Habana, Imprenta del gobierno y Capitania General por S.M., 1883.

8°: 178 p., 4 plates. Rare.

Bibliographical references: USGS Library Catalog.

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