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Ambrosius Rau
RAU, Ambrosius.

RAU, Ambrosius.
(1784 - 1830)

(Born: Würzburg, Germany, 7 March 1784; Died: Würzburg, Germany, 27 January 1830) German naturalist, botanist & mineralogist.

Rau was a professor or natural history, forestry and rural economy at the University of Würzburg.

Biographical references: DBA: I 1001, 264-265; II 1045, 144. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen. Poggendorff: 2, col. 574.

1. German, 1807.
Gemein sasslich geordnete und gemeinnützige Naturgeschichte für unkundige Leibhaber derselben und für die erwachsenere Jugend. Herausgegeben von J.F. Schlez. Zweite und lezte Halfte, welche die Botanik und Mineralogie enthalt. Mit 10 Kupfertafeln. Rothenburg: o.d.T. bei Klass, 1807.

8°:

Rare. Dr. Rau's work (mineralogy begins on page 206) is a completely failed product, that will benefit neither the ignorant amateur of mineralogy nor curious youths for whom it was intended. (Leonard's Taschenbuch, 2, p. 337-8)

Bibliographical references: Leonard's Taschenbuch: 2, p. 337-38. LKG: XII 227.

2. German, 1818 [First edition].
Lehrbuch der Mineralogie. Würzburg, In der Stahelischen Buchhandlung, 1818.

8°: vii, [1], 614, [1] p., one folding plate, biblio. (pages 22-27).

Very scarce. A textbook of mineralogical science.

Bibliographical references: Jonathan Hill, Bookseller: cat. 66 (1992), no. 115. NUC [NR 0069995].

3. German, 1826 [2nd edition].
Lehrbuch der Mineralogie. Zweite Auflage. Würzburg: In der Stahelischen Buchhandlung, 1826.

8°: Very scarce.

Bemerkungen, 1821

4. German, 1821.
Bemerkungen | über | das naturhistorische Mi- | neral - System | des | Herrn Friederich Mohs. | [ornate rule] | Herausgegeben | von | Dr. Ambrosius Rau. | [ornate rule] | Würzburg 1821. | Gedruckt bey Franz Ernst Nitribitt, Universitäts- | Buchdrucker.

8°. 1-48 52; 34l.; [1]-68 p. Page size: 192 x 108 mm.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-7, Introduction.; 8-68, Text.

Rare. The text is divided into 3 parts: (1) Provides an overview of the rules governing Mohs natural history classification of minerals. (2) Outlines the mineral system. (3) Concerns the nomenclature of the natural history systems.

Bibliographical references: Partsch, Katalog der Bibliothek, 1851: no. 247.

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