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Ernst von Berg
BERG, Ernst von.

BERG, Ernst von.
(1824 - ?)

(Born: 1824; Died: ?) Russian? bibliographer.

Privy councillor and knight, librarian of the Royal Botanical Gardens, and member of the Royal Mineralogical Society of St. Petersburg. He was also a member of the Naturforscher Gesellschaft at Dorpat [now Tartu, Estonia].

Biographical references: Pritzel, Thesaurus Literaturæ Botanicæ, 1871-3: 22.

Repertorium der Literatur, 1862

1. German, 1862.
Repertorium Der Literatur | über die | Mineralogie, Geologie, Palaeontologie, | Berg- und Hüttenkunde | Russlands | Bis Zum Schlusse Des XVIII. Jahrhunderts. | Bearbeitet | von | Ernst von Berg, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Gedruckt auf Kosten der Kais. Mineral. Gesellschaft. | [rule] | St. Petersburg. | Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. | 1862.

8°: π8 II2 1-148 152; 124l.; [i]-xx, [1]-227, [1] p., name and subject indexes. Page size: 240 x 150 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso {\scyr "Odobreno ..."}; [iii]-xi, "Vorwort."-signed Ernst von Berg, 3 (15) July 1862.; [xii], Blank.; [xiii]-xx, "Inhalts-Verzeichniss."; [1]-134, Text.; [135]-138, "Nachträge."; [139]-208, "Authoren-Register."; [209]-227, "Sach-Register."; [1 pg], "Berichtigungen."

Rare. This useful book is a comprehensive bibliography of mineralogy, geology, palaeontology, mining and assaying in Russia until the end of the 18th century. In the forward, Berg provides a good review of previous bibliographical works in these fields. He then goes on to explain that his work covers literature not covered in any other bibliography. This includes both books and periodical literature in any language pertient to these fields of study in Russia. Complete information including pagination is provided for each entry. The text is divided into various categories including Bibliography and History, Nomenclature and Dictionaries, Descriptions of Museums and Mineral Collections, Economic and Technical Mineralogy, Commercial Products of Mineralogy, Topographical Mineralogy, Physical Properties of Minerals, Geology, Palaeontology, Mining, Assaying and Salt Processing. Comprehensive name and subject indexes conclude the book.

Bibliographical references: BL [11906.b.8.]. BMC: 1, 138. Margerie, Bibliographies Géologiques, 1896: no. 2552. NUC: 48, 74. Petzholdt, Bibliotheca Bibliographica, 1866: p. 568.

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