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Matteo Tondi
TONDI, Matteo.

TONDI, Matteo.
(1762 - 1835)

(Born: San Severino, near Naples, Italy, 1762; Died: Naples, Italy, 17 November 1835) Italian mineralogist & mining expert.

Receiving first a degree in medicine at Naples, Tondi won a state sponsored contest to attend the Schemnitz Mining Academy in Austria. Tondi started his career as adjunct to Dolomieu at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. Later he became general inspector of the Naples water works and professor of oryctography at the University of Naples.

Biographical references: Poggendorff: 2, cols. 1116-7. Vaccari, Mineralogy and Mining in Italy, 1998.

1. French, 1811.
Tableau synoptique d'oreognosie, ou connoisance des montagnes on roches. Paris, 1811.

8°: [4], 23 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [953.e.12.]. LKG: XIII 253.

Elementi di Orittognosia, 1817

2. Italian, 1817 [First edition].
Elementi | Di | Orittognosia, | Di | M. Tondi, | Professore d'Orittologia nella Regia Universitá | delgi Studj, | Direttore del Museo Orittologico, | Ispettor Generale delle Acque e Foreste .... | Volume I. [-II.] | [tapered rule] | In Napoli. | Presso Angelo Trani. | [rule] | 1817.

2 vols. [Vol 1] A-N8 O4; 292l.; [1]-584 p. [Vol 2] A-Z8 2A8 2B7 *10 2C10; 220l.; [1]-397, [1], I-XIX, [1], I-XXII p. Page size: 198 x 120 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [1-2], Title page, verso "Avvertimento."; 3-19, "Nozioni Preliminari."; 20-584, Text.

[Vol 2] [1-2], Title page, verso "Avvertimento."; 3-397, Text.; [1 page], Blank.; I-XI, "Indice | Del Primo Volume."; XII-XIV, "Nomi Francesi."; XV-XIX, "Nomi Tedschi."; [1 pg], Blank.; I-XI, "Indice | Del Secondo Volume."; XII-XIV, "Nomi Francesi."; XV-XXII, "Nomi Tedeschi."

Scarce. Based on Haüy's Tableau Comparatif (Paris, 1809) for chemistry, Reuss' Lehrbuch der Mineralogie (Leipzig, 1801-6), Leonhard's Handbuch einer allgemeinen topographischen Mineralogie (Leipzig, 1805-9), and Leonhard's Taschenbuch für die gesamte Mineralogie (1807-1812).

Second edition, 1827: Elementi di Orittognosia. Con tavole XLI. incise in rame. Seconda edizione. Napoli, 1827. 3 volumes. [BL Shelfmark: 726.k.18.].

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. Vaccari, Mineralogy and Mining in Italy, 1998. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 2179.

3. Italian, 1824.
Elementi di Oreognosia. Napoli, Tip. C. Cataneo, 1824.

8°: 521 p., 3 plates. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [726.k.20.]. Vaccari, Mineralogy and Mining in Italy, 1998 [title page reproduced]. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 2180.

4. Italian, 1827 [2nd edition].
Elementi di Orittognosia. Con tavole XLI. incise in rame. Seconda edizione. Napoli, 1827.

3 vols.

Very scarce. The pagination of vol. 1 and 2 is continuous.

Bibliographical references: BL [726.k.18.].

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