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Johann Jacob von Well
WELL, Johann Jacob von.

WELL, Johann Jacob von.
(1725 - 1787)

(Born: Česká Lípa, Czech Republic, 1 March 1725; Died: Vienna, Austria, 4 April 1787) Czech/Austrian apothecary, physician & naturalist.

Apprenticed as an apothecary, Well studied medicine in Vienna, where he was awarded a medical degree. In 1774, he was named the first professor ordinary of natural history at the University of Wien. He built a collection of natural history objects in conjunction with his interest in pharmaceutical subjects.

Biographical references: DBA: I 1349, 122-128. DBA: I 1349, 122-128; II 1386, 22-23. Deutsche Apotheker Biographie: 2, 734 [by K. Ganzinger]. Drugulin, Sechstausend Portraits, 1863: no. 5829. Ferchl: p. 573. Ganzinger, K., "Die österreichischen Provinzial-Pharmakopöe (1774-1794) und ihre Bearbeiter", Zur Geschichte der Pharmazie, 14, (1962), 17-24. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8: 6, 232. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16: 14, 497-8. Poggendorff: 2, col. 1292. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91: 54, 225.

Methodische Eintheilung, 1786

1. German, 1786.
Johann Jakob von Well, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Methodische Eintheilung | mineralischer Körper. | Zum | Gebrauche seiner Vorlesungen. | [ornament] | [rule] | Mit 4 Kupfertafeln. | [double rule] | Wien, | bey Rudolph Grässer. 1786.

8°: A-Z8 Aa4, [plates], E2 N5 Q2 R8 ; 188l.; [1]-375, [1] p., 4 plates. Title vignette, head and tail pieces. Errata: p. [376]. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL [990.g.18]. LKG: XII 110. NLM 18th Century Books (Blake): p. 486.

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