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Andreas Xavier Stutz
STÜTZ, Andreas Xavier.

STÜTZ, Andreas Xavier.
(1747 - 1806)

(Born: Vienna, Austria, 22 August 1747; Died: Vienna, Austria, 12 February 1806) Austrian naturalist & mineralogist.

Stütz was choir master at St. Augustin's in Vienna; however, he gave up the vows to become in 1797 the director of the integrated royal Naturalien-Cabinet in Vienna. He remained in that post until his death. He was also an instructor at the Realschule in Vienna from 1778 onwards.

Biographical references: Cleevely, World Palæontological Collections, 1983: 280. DBA: I 1245, 186-190; II 1284, 426. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 421. Poggendorff: 2, col. 1041. WBI. Wilson, History of Mineral Collecting, 1994. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91: 40, 182-3, biblio. Zittel, History of Geology, 1901 [see Lambrecht & Quenstedt].

1. German, 1783.
Herrn Stütz, | Kanonikus bey St. Dorothee in Wien. | Versuche | über die | Mineralgeschichte von Oesterreich | unter der Enß. | [ornate rule] | Gewidmet | dem k.k. Hofrathe des heil. röm. Reiches Ritter | von Born. | [ornament] | [double rule] | Wien, | gedruckt und verlegt bey Christ. Fried. Wappler. | [rule] | 1783.

8°: A-E8 F6; 46l.; [1]-92 p. Page size: 195 x 110 mm.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3-4], "Vorbericht."; [5]-49, Text, part one.; 50-92, Text, part two.

Very scarce. An examination on the mineralogy of Austria around the Enß river? Baron von Born is somehow invoked in the title page.

Bibliographical references: BL [726.c.18.(2.)]. LKG: XIV 245.

2. German, 1793.
Neue Einrichtung der k.k. Naturalien-Sammlung zu Wien. Herausgegeben von Andreas Stütz ... Wien, 1793.

8°: xvi, 174 p., 3 leaves of plates.

Very scarce. Collection catalog of the Naturalien-Cabinet in Vienna. The plates are engraved plans of the 3 rooms in which the collection was displayed.

Bibliographical references: Beckmann P.Ö.B.: 18, 583. BL [955.d.27.]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 269. LKG: XV 44.

3. German, 1803.
A.S. ... physikalisch-mineralogische Beschreibung des Gold- und Silver-Bergwerkes zu Szekerembe bey Nagyag in Siebenbu¨rgen. Nebst einer Zugabe u¨ber einige problematische Mineralien Siebenbu¨rgens. Mit Kupfern. Wien, 1803.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [B.384.(3.)]. Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 515. LKG: XIV 858. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 2137.

4. German, 1807.
Mineralogisches Taschenbuch, enthalt eine Oryktographie von Unterosterreich zum Gebrauche reisender Mineralogen, herausgegeben von J.G. Megerle von Muhlfeld. Mit des Verfassers Portrait. Wien und Triest, Bei Geistinger, 1807.

8°: 394 p., frontispiece (portrait of Stütz).

Very scarce. Edited by J.G. Megerle von Mühlfeld and issued after the death of Stütz. This pocket mineralogy describes the area of the "Unteröstereich" in Austria from the standpoint of a mineralogical journey. Also contain in the text is a descriptive list of all the known mineral collections in the vicinity of Vienna at the time of the book's publication. Huber & Huber (1981/2) reproduce this list.

Bibliographical references: BL [445.a.34.]. Huber, S. and P. Huber, "Zur Tradition des Mineraliensammelns in Raume Wien", Mitteilungen der Österreichischen Mineralogischen Gesellschaft, no. 128, 77-86. Leonard's Taschenbuch: 3, 325-6. LKG: XIV 245a*.

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