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Frédéric Félix Auguste Wallerant
WALLERANT, Frédéric Félix Auguste.

WALLERANT, Frédéric Félix Auguste.
(1858 - 1936)

(Born: Tritt Saint Léger, France, 25 July 1858; Died: Paris, France, 11 July 1936) French mineralogist & crystallographer.

Educated at the Lycée of Marseille and the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, Wallerant was appointed professor of mineralogy at the University of Paris, where he remained from 1903 to 1933. Wallerant authored many papers on mineralogy and crystallography. He was elected to the Paris Academy of Science in 1907 and he was president of the French Mineralogical Society in 1905 and 1916.

Biographical references: ABF: II 637, 212-215. Comptes rendus hebdomadaires des séances de l'Académie des sciences: 203 (1936), 137-9. Lorenz, Catalogue Général, 1869-1945. Mineralogical Magazine: 25 (1939), 304 [by L.J. Spencer]. Poggendorff: 4, 1593-4, 5, 1331 & 6, 2802. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 2371. WBI. World Who's Who in Science: 1752.

Traité de Minéralogie, 1891

1. French, 1891.
Traité | De | Minéralogie | Par | Fred. Wallerant | Professeur A La Faculté Des Sciences De Rennes | [ornament of an anacline specimen.] | Paris | Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry Et Cie, Éditeurs | 15, Rue Des Saints-Pères, 15 | Mème Maison A Liège, Rue Des Dominicains, 7 | [short rule] | 1891 | Tous droits réservés.

8°: [1]-7, [1], [1]-459, [1] p., 341 illus., diagrams. Page size: 252 x 146 mm. uncut.

Contents: [1-2], Half title page, "Traité | De | Minéralogie," verso blank.; [3-4], Title page, verso blank.; [5]-7, "Préface."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-447, Text.; [448], Blank.; [449]-454, "Table Des Matières."; [455]-459, "Table Alphabétique Des Noms D'Espèces."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. A mineralogy textbook which contains many original observations in its treatment of physical and chemical characters and descriptive mineralogy. Based on Lapparent's Cours de Minéralogie (1st ed., Paris, 1884) and Mallard's Traité de Cristallographie (Paris, 1879-84), this book is clearly a more advanced text then is normally encountered, with the subject being explained from the standpoint that the reader is already knowledgeable in mineralogy. Treatment is given to both crystallography and mineralogy. It is well illustrated with renderings of crystal drawings, as well as mineral specimens.

Sections: Livre Premier-Cristallographie. Introduction (pp. 1-2). I. Etude générale des formes cristallines (pp. 3-60) II. Etude des systèmes cristallins (pp. 61-139). Livre II-Minéralogie Physique. Premier section (pp. 140-153). Properiétés optiques (pp. 154-263). [Physical properties] (pp. 264-282). Livre III-Minéralogie Spécifique. Détermination des espèces. Classification (pp. 283-317). Description des espèces (pp. 318-447). Table des matières. Table alphabétique des noms d'espèces.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 82. NUC: 646, 523 [NW 0047353].

2. French, 1909.
Cristallographie | [rule] | Déformation Des Corps Cristallisés | Groupements | Polymorphisme - Isomorphisme | Par | Fred. Wallerant | Membre de l'Institut, | Professeur de Minéralogie à la Sorbonne. | [rule] | Paris | LibrairiePolytechnique Ch. Béranger, Éditeur | 15, Rue Des Saints-Pères, 15 | Maison A Liége, 21, Rue De La Régence | [rule] | 1909 | Tous droits réservés.

8°: [4], [i]-iii, [1], [1]-523, [1], [1]-12 publishers list p., illus. Page size: 252 x 146 mm. uncut.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [i]-iii, "Préface."; [1 pg], Blank.; [29]-88, "Livre Premier. De la Déformation Homogène."; [89]-161, "Livre II. Groupements Cristallins."; [162], Blank.; [163]-202, "Livre III. De la Symétrie Apparente."; [203]-328, "Livre IV. Polymorphisme."; [329]-490, "Livre V. Isomorphisme."; [491]-516, "Livre VII. [!] Groupements de Cristaux d'Especies Différentes."; [517]-523, "Table des Matières."; [1 pg], Blank; [1]-12, "Catalogue de Livres sur la Géologie, la Minéralogie et l'Exploitation des Mines."

Scarce. Crystallography textbook which contains many original observations and research by the author. It is throughly scientific and treats especially twinning, polymorphism, isomorphism and epitaxy, regular groupings of crystals, and optical anomalies. It was written as a completion of E. Mallard's Traité de Cristallographie (Paris, 1879-84), for which a third volume was never published.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 82. NUC: 646, 523 [NW 0047352].

3. French, 1899.
[In two columns:] Scientia | Décembre 1899. [Right-hand column:] Pars Mathématique | no 6 | Groupements Cristallins | Par | Fred. Wallerant.

8°: [1]-81, [1] p., illus.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-4, "Table Des Matières."; [5]-81, Text.; [1 pg], Advertisement.

Very scarce. This is Wallerant's detailed investigation of crystallographic twins. It contains a very useful historical survey of the literature of the subject.

Contents: Generalites sur la structure des corps cristallises (p. 5-19) - Historique (p. 20-27) - Du role des elements de symetrie de la particule dans la formation des groupements (p. 28-35) - Classification des groupements (p. 36-38) - Groupements binaires autour d"un axe ternaire (p. 39-44) - Groupements parfaits (p. 45-53) - Groupements imparfaits (p. 54-64) - Groupements obtenus par reactions mecaniques (p. 65-70) - Conclusions (p. 75-81).

Bibliographical references: Shafranovskii, Istoriia Kristallografii XIX Vek, 1980: p. 197.

4. French, 1911.
Exposé Élémentaire de lois de la Cristallographie Géometrique. Paris, Libraire Polytechnique, 1891.

8°: ii, 27 p., illus.

Very scarce. Crystallography, mathematical.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 646, 523 [NW 0047351].

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