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Grégoire de Razoumowsky
RAZOUMOWSKY (Razumovskij), Grégoire de, <i>Comté</i>.

RAZOUMOWSKY (Razumovskij), Grégoire de, Comté.
(1759 - 1837)

(Born: Russia, 1759; Died: Rudoletz, Moravia, Czech, 3 June 1837) Russian aristrocat.

Razoumowsky was a wealthy individual who lived for many years in Switzerland and Italy. He authored works and many articles on mineralogy and geology.

Biographical references: Poggendorff: 2, cols. 578-9.

Essai d'un Système, 1785

1. French, 1785.
Essai | D'Un Systéme | Des Transitions | De La | Nature | Dans Le | Regne Mineral. | Par M. le Cte. G. de Razoumowsky, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornament] | A Lausanne, | Chez François La-Combe, Lib. | [double rule] | M. DCC. LXXXV.

12°: A-G12 H8; 92l.; [1]-184 p. Page size: 166 x 100 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [1-2], Half title page, "Essai | D'Un Systéme | Des Transitions | De La | Nature | Dans Le | Regne Minéral," verso blank.; [3-4], Title page, verso blank.; [5]-184, Text.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 147, col. 370. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 248 ["Sehr gut"]. Göttingische gelehrte Anzeigen: 3 (1786), 1878. LKG: XIII 154. NUC: 483, 199-200 [0085179].

2. German, 1786 [German transl.].
Herrn Grafens von Razoumowsky Versuch eines Systems der Uebergänge der Natur in dem Mineralreich aus dem Französischen ... Greiz, Henning, 1786.

8°: 126 p.

Very scarce. Translation of Essai d'un Systême des Transitions de la Nature dans le Règne Minéral (Paris, 1785).

Bibliographical references: Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliothek: 75, no. 1, 161. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 248. LKG: XIII 155a.

3. German, 1787 [German transl.].
Versuch eines Systems von Ubergängen der Natur im Mineralreiche. Aus dem Französische übersetzt von J.M.Tzschoppe. Dresden, In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung, 1787.

8°: 116 p.

Very scarce. Translation by Johann Michael Tzschoppe of Essai d'un Systme des Transitions de la Nature (Lausanne, 1785).

Bibliographical references: Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliothek: 84, 496. Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung: 1788, no. 1, 385. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 248. LKG: XIII 156 & 157. NUC: 483, 199-200 [NR 0085183].

Histoire Naturelle du Jorat, 1789

4. French, 1789.
Histoire Naturelle | Du | Jorat Et De Ses Environs; | Et celle des trois Lacs | De Neufchatel, Morat Et Bienne; | Précédées d'un | Essai sur le Climat, les Productions, le Commerce, | les Animaux de la partie du Pays de Vaud ou | de la Suisse Romande, qui entre dans le plan de | cet Ouvrage. | Par | M. le Cte. G. De Razoumowsky, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Tome Premier. | [rule] | [vignette] | À Lausanne, | Chez Jean Mourer , Libraire. | [double rule] | 1789.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: 4, xvi, 322 p. [Vol 2] 8°: 4, 238 p., 6 large engraved copper plates.

Very scarce. first expenditure des of hauptwerkes des Polish count G. de Razoumowsky (?-1837) had established itself, der around 1780 for some years in Lausanne. With large eagerness he dedicated himself in der to Switzerland nature-historical investigations. From an intended description der environment of Lausanne arose finally for das available two-restrains work with der description der entire Waadt and des Juras. After a short introduction over climate and die, Razoumowsky in the first part of die Fauna der Waadt describes more important commercial products der area. Der more important second part treats finally geology and mineralogy. First and only edition of an illustrated account of the fauna and geology of the Swiss Jura, in the vicinity of Neuchâtel, Murten and Biel, northwest of Bern, by Count Grigorii Kirillovic Razumovskii (1759-1837). The first volume describes the fauna according to the Linnean system. The second includes a geological description with notes on mining, minerals, fossils etc. The illustrations cover zoology (especially reptiles), entomology and geology (including fossils).

Bibliographical references: CBN: 147, col. 370. LKG: XIV 492. Studer, Geschichte Geographie Schweiz, 1863: 541 & 591.

5. French, 1784.
Oeuvers de Mineralogie et de Physique. Bâle, 1784.

2 vols. Rare.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 288. LKG: VI 88.

6. German, 1788.
Herrn | Gregorius Graf von Rasumowsky, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | mineralogische und phy= | sikalische | Reisen. | Aus dem Französischen übersezt | von | J.M. Tzschoppe, | und mit einigen Anmerkungen versehen. | [ornament] | [ornate rule] | Dresden, 1788. | In der Waltherischen Hofbuchhandlung.

8°: )(8 A-Q8; 136l.; [16], [1]-255, [1] p. Page size: 197 x 115 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedictation to Gustav George.; [1 pg], Blank.; [6 pgs], "Vorrede des Verfassers."; [5 pgs], "Vorrede des Uebersetzers."; [1 pg], "Inhalt."; [1]-255, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Describes the mineralogical and geological features the author observed on an excursion from Brussels to Lausanne.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 491.

Voyage Minéralogique, 1783

7. French, 1783.
Voyage | Minéralogique | Et Physique, | De | Bruxelles | A Lausanne, | Par une partie du pays de Luxembourg, de | la Lorraine, de la Champagne, & de | la Franche-Comté. Fait en 1782. | Par | M. Le Comte Grégoire De R.......... | [ornament] | A Lausanne, | Chez Mourer, Libraire. | [double rule] | M. D. CC. LXXXIII.

8°: [2], v-xiv, [4], 118 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 147, col. 370. LKG: XIV 350. NUC: 483, 199-200 [NR 0085185].

8. French, 1784.
Voyages Minéralogiques dans le Gouverement d'Aigle et une Partie du Vallais. Suivis de la relation d'une excursion sur le Lac de Lucerne, ou Lac des Quatre Cantons. Par M. le Comte G. de Razoumowsky. Lausanne, Mourer cadet, 1784.

8°: [2], iv, 183, [2] p., one large folding colored map, one copper plate. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 147, col. 370. LKG: XIV 490. NUC: 483, 199-200 [NR 0085184].

9. French, 1822.
Observations | Minéralogiques | Sur | Les Environs De Vienne. | [rule] | Par | Le Cte G. De Rasoumovsky, | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | [...one line of quotation...] | [double rule] | Vienne, | Chez Leopold Grund | 1822.

4°: iv, 58, [2] errata p., 10 plates (5 engraved and 5 in lithography), showing 75 hand-colored illustrations.

Very scarce. A topographical monograph describing the fossils and minerals found in the vicinty of Vienna. The fine set of plates shows specimens of fossils in hand colored renderings with detailed locality information. In the "Avant-propos" Razoumowsky criticizes the observations made by the French mineralogist Louis-Constant Prévost in his Sur la constitution géologique du bassin de Vienne ... (Vienna, 1820). This work had been the basis for determining the chronological relationship of tertiary deposits in various parts of Europe. Razoumowsky challenges the Frenchman's theories of mountain structure and adds observations of fossil types found around Vienna but unknown to Prévost.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 4, 1657. NUC: 483, 199-200 [NR 00851181].

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