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Jakob Schabus
SCHABUS, Jakob (Joseph).

SCHABUS, Jakob (Joseph).
(1825 - 1867)

(Born: Dallach, in Obergailthal, Austria, 14 October 1825; Died: Vienna, Austria, 26 September 1867) Austrian chemist & physician.

Schabus was professor of physics at the Handesakademie in Vienna. He was a tragic figure in the history of 19th century science. Born with a brilliant and inquisitive mind, he wrote a treatise on physics which went through many editions. However, he turned psychotic and took his own life by poison at the relatively young age of forty-two.

Biographical references: DBA: I 1084, 277-282; II 1125, 358-360. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 767-68 & 3, 1177. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

Bestimmung der Krystallgestalten, 1855

1. German, 1855.
Bestimmung | der | Krystallgestalten | in chemischen Laboratorien erzeugter Producte. | Eine | von der Kais. Akademie der Wissenschaften | in Wien | gekrönte Preisschrift. | Von Jakob Schabus. | [...8 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Mit XXX Taflen. | [ornament] | Wein: | Aus der Kaiserlich-Königlichen Hof- und Staatsdruckerei, 1855.

8°: π8 1-138; 112l.; [i]-xv, [1], [1]-208 p., 30 plates of crystal drawings showing 168 figures. Page size: 227 x 142 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-v, "Vorwort."; [vi], Blank.; vii-xii, "Commissionbericht über die Abhandlung, welch zur Beantwortung der von der kaiserl. Akademie der Wissenschaften gestelten Preisfrage `Bestimmung der Krystallgestalten in chemischen Laboratorien erzeugter Producte' eingelaufen war."; xiii-xv, "Inhalt."; [1]-10, "Einleitung."; 11-14, "I. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in tesseralen System krystallisiren." 15-22, "II. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in hexagonalen (rhomboedrischen) System krystallisiren." 23-30, "III. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in tetragonalen (pyramidalen) System krystallisiren." 31-91, "IV. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in rhombischen (orthotypen) System krystallisiren." 92-182, "V. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in monoklinoedrischen System krystallisiren." 183-200, "VI. Abtheilung. Verbindungen, welche in triklinoedrischen (anorthischen anorthotypen) System krystallisiren." 201-208, "Übersicht der Zeichnungen."; [At end], 30 plates.

Very scarce. Concerns the form of crystals created in the laboratory. Rammelsberg in his 1857 supplement to his Krystallographishe Chemie frequently references this work.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 523, 411 [NS 0174161].

2. German, 1858.
Anfängsgründe der Mineralogie, mit kurzen Abrisse der Geognosie ... Wien, 1859.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL.

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