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Rudolph Augustin Vogel
VOGEL, Rudolph Augustin.

VOGEL, Rudolph Augustin.
(1721 - 1774)

(Born: Erfurt, Germany, 1 May 1721; Died: Göttingen, Germany, 5 April 1774) German physician & naturalist.

Vogel studied at Erfurt, Leipzig and Berlin, receiving his medical degree from Erfurt in 1747. In 1753, he became a professor of medicine at the University of Göttingen.

Biographical references: ADB: 40, 123-4. DBA: I 1311, 419-430; II 1343, 423-425. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8: 5, 781-2. Hirsching, Historisch-literarisches Handbuch, 1794-1815. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 445. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16: 14, 269-72. Poggendorff: 2, col. 1217 & 7a, 733-4. Wagenitz, Göttinger Biologen, 1988: 184-5. WBI.

1. Latin, 1756.
De incrustato agri Gottingensis commentatio phys. chem. Göttingen, 1756.

8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 147.

2. Latin, 1762.
Terrarvm Atqve Lapidvm | Partitio | [rule] | Dispvtatio Medica Solemnis | Qvam | In Academia Georgia Avgvsta | Consensv Inclvti Ordinis Medici | Praeside | D. Rvdolfo Avgvstino | Vogel | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | D. VI. M. Mart. MDCCLXII. | Pro Svmmis In Arte Medica Honoribvs | Legitime Conseqvendis | Pvblice E Cathedra Defendet | Avg. Frid. Christ. Hempel | Neo-Branenbvrgo-Megapolit. | [rule] | Gottingae | Literis Schvlzianis, cvrante F.A. Rosenbvsch.

4°: π3 A-E4 F2; 25l.; [6], [1]-54 p.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [4 pgs], Dedication to Adopho Friderico IV.; [1]-54, Text.

Very rare. Dissertation dealing with the classification and nomenclature of minerals and rocks. The respondent was August Friedrich Christian Hempel [1737-?].

Bibliographical references: BL [T.955.(13.)]. LKG: XII 59a.

3. German, 1762 [First edition].
Practisches | Mineralsystem, | entworfen | von | D. Rudolf Augustin Vogel, | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornament] | Leipzig, | verlegts Bernhard Christoph Breitkopf, | 1762.

8°: [8], [1]-518, [10] p.[*]4 A-Z8 2A-2J8 2K4 2L4; 269l. Page size: 196 x 112 mm.

Contents: [2 pages], Title page, verso blank.; [6 pages], "Vorrede."- dated 1761, printer's device on last page.; [1]-18, "... Vorbereitung zur Mineralogie."; [19], "Erste Abtheilung. Von den Erden."; [20], Blank.; [21]-86, Text.; [87], "Zweyte Abtheilung. Von den Steinen."; [88], Blank.; [89]-192, Text.; [193], "Dritte Abtheilung. Von den Versteinerungen."; [194], Blank.; [195]-258, Text.; [259], Vierte Abtheilung. Von den Salzen."; [260], Blank.; [261]-302, Text.; [303], "Fünfte Abtheilung. Von entzündlichen Körpern."; [304], Blank.; [305]-344, Text.; [345], "Sechste Abtheilung. Von Metallen und Halb-Metallen."; [346], Blank.; [347]-518, Text.; [9 pages], "Regisiter."; [1 page], "Druckfehler."

Scarce. He introduced new methods of analysing mineral waters.

Bibliographical references: BL [990.f.3.]. Commentarii Lipsiæ: Suppl. 2, Dec. 2, 307. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 51. Halle gelehrte Zeitung: 1776, 295. Leipziger gelehrte Zeitung: 1776, 625. LKG: XII 58. Schröter's Journal für die Literatur: 3, 188. Vogel's Neue Medicinische Bibliothek: 5, 143.

4. German, 1776 [2nd edition].
Practisches Mineralsystem, entworfen von D. Rudolf Augustin Vogel ... Zweyte vermehrte und verbesserte Ausgabe. Leipzig, verlegts Bernard Christoph Breitkopf und Sohn, 1776.

8°: [16], 582, [10] p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: Beekman, Systematische Mineralogie, 1906: 88. BL [no copy listed]. Cobres, Deliciæ Cobresianæ, 1782: 2, 708. Commentarii Lipsiæ: Suppl. 2, Dec. 2, 307. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, 1906: 2, 516-7. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 51. LKG: XII 58. Schröter's Journal für die Liebhaber: 3, 188.

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