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Friedrich August Walchner
WALCHNER, Friedrich August.

WALCHNER, Friedrich August.
(1799 - 1865)

(Born: Meersburg am Bodensee, The Netherlands??, 2 September 1799; Died: 1865) German chemist & mineralogist.

Biographical references: ADB: 40, 656. DBA: I 1326, 227-229; II 1359, 25-26. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 1244-5. WBI.

Handbuch der Gesammten Mineralogie, 1829

1. German, 1829-30.
Handbuch | Der Gesammten | Mineralogie | In | Technischer Beziehung | Zum Gebrauche | Bei Seinen Vorlesungen | Und Zum Selbststudium | Mit Besonderer Berüchsichtigung Der Mineralogischen | Verhältnisse Des Grossherzogthums Baden | Entworfen Von | Friedrich August Walchner, | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornate rule] | Erste Abtheilung. [-Zweite Abtheilung.] | Oryktognosie. [-Geognosie.] | Mit Vier Steintafeln. [-Mit Fünf Steintafeln.] | [tapered rule] | Carlsruhe, | Verlag Von Ch. Th. Groos, | 1829. [-1830.]

8°: π8 1-398 404; 324l.; [i]-xvi, [1]-631, [1] p., 4 folding plates (all showing crystal drawings). Page size: 205 x 125 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Gedruckt von Scotzniovsky | in Baden."; [iii]-vi, "Vorwort."-signed Walchner, October 1829.; [vii]-x, "Inhaltsverzeichniss."; [xi]-xvi, "Systematische Übersicht | Der Mineralgattungen."; [1]-84, "Einleitung."; [85]-615, "Beschreibung der einzelnen | Mineralien."; [616], "Verzeichniss einiger newerer Schriften | über Mineralogie."; [617]-631, "Register."; [1 pg], "Verbesserungen."; [At end], 4 folding plates.

Plates: Only the first of the lithographic plates is signed, "Steindruckerey v. Rud. Schlicht in Mannheim."

Very scarce. A technical treatment of mineralogy designed to be sufficient for the isolated amateur to study the subject. It covers all the basic elements including crystallography, physical and chemical properties, and a lengthy descriptive portion that covers the various mineral species. One section provides a list of recently published mineralogical literature.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 645, 281 [NW 0027145].

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