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Johann Gottlieb Volkelt
VOLKELT, Johann Gottlieb.

VOLKELT, Johann Gottlieb.
(1721 - 1795)

(Born: 1721; Died: 1795)

1. German, 1775.
Historische | Mineralogie, | oder | Beschreibung | der Mineralien | und | Anzeigung | der Oerter, wo sie gefunden werden. | Für Anfänger. | [ornament] | [ornate rule] | Breslau und Lepzig, | bey Christian Friedrich Gutsch, 1775.

8°: )(4 A-O8 P4; 116l.; [8], [1]-216, [8] p. Page size: 168 x 102 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [4 pgs], "Vorrede."; [2 pgs], "Inhalt."; [1]-216, Text.; [8 pgs], "Register."

Very scarce. Published anonymously, but attributed to Volkelt. In this introduction to mineralogy for the beginner, the author has relied upon the previous works of Wallerius, Henckel, Cartheuser, Woltersdorff and others for his information. He begins the text with discussions of earths, salts, hard-earths, stones including precious, common and figured, and metals. There is a short description of the merits and how to form a mineral cabinet for the reader. Then Volkelt continues with descriptions of the chemical nature and makeup of minerals. All the discussions are highly abbreviated due to the modest length of the book.

Bibliographical references: BL [954.a.27.]. Hoover Collection: no. 841. LKG: XII 206 & XIV 304.

2. German, 1775.
M. Johann Gottlieb Volkelts, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Nachricht | von den | schlesischen Mineralien | und den Oertern, | wo dieselben gefunden werden. | [vignette] | [ornate rule] | Breslau und Leipzig, | bey Christian Friedrich Gutsch, 1775.

8°: )(8 A-H8; 72l.; [16], [1]-123, [5] p. Page size: 170 x 100 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedication to Carl Abraham Freyherrn von Zeplitz.; [1 pg], Blank.; [4 pgs], Text of dedication, signed Johann Gottlieb Volkelt, 1 May 1775.; [6 pgs], "Vorrede."-dated 1 April 1775.; [2 pgs], "Vorbericht."; [1]-123, Text.; [4 pgs], "Register."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. A topographical study of the minerals found in Schlesia in Germany. In this important mining area a fairly large number of species could be found, and Volkelt describes them in a classified method under the headings of Earths, Salts, Hard-earths, Stones and Metals.

Bibliographical references: BL [973.a.6.].

3. German, 1775.
M. Johann Gottlieb Volkelts | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Gesammlete [sic] | Nachrichten | von | Schlesischen Bergwerken. | [vignette] | [ornate rule] | Breslau und Leipzig, | bey Christian Friedrich Gutsch, 1775.

8°: [10], [3]-272 p., title vignette.

Rare. Contains the author's collected observations on the mining works of Schelisia in Germany.

Bibliographical references: BL [972.g.15.]. Hoover Collection: no. 840.

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