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Jacob Samuel Wyttenbach
WYTTENBACH, Jacob Samuel.

WYTTENBACH, Jacob Samuel.
(1748 - 1830)

(Born: 1748; Died: 1830) Swiss theologian.

Wyttenbach was a pastor in Bern, Switzerland.

Biographical references: DBA: I 1400, 215-282. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. WBI.

1. German, 1774-5.
Beyträge zu Naturgeschichte des Schweizerlandes. Bern, Typographische Gesellschaft, 1774-5.

3 parts. [Part 1: 1774] 8°: viii, 101 p. [Part 2: 1775] 8°: xvi, 78 p. [Part 3: 1775] 8°: xviii, 183 p., 3 plates.

Rare. Wyttenbach, in this work, brings together information on the natural history of Switzerland. This volume contains three parts: 1. Die Naturgeschichte Helvetiens in der alten Welt (The natural history of Switzerland in the old world by Gottlieb Sigmund Gruner). 2. Übersetzung der Reise der Herrn de Luc (Account of a trip through the Eisgebirgen by Jean André de Luc). 3. Gruners Anzeige der Schweitzerischen Mineralien (Announcements of Swiss minerals by Gottlieb Sigmund Gruner).

Bibliographical references: Beckmann P.Ö.B.: 6, p. 577 & 7, p. 137. Beer, G.R. de., "Some letters from Jakob Samuel Wyttenbach to Sir James Edward Smith," Annals of Science, 6 (1949), no. 2, 105-114. Berlinische Sammlungen: 10, p. 309-310. BL [572.e.6.]. Cobres, Deliciæ Cobresianæ, 1782: 1, p. 261. Erxl. P.B.: 2, p. 303. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 728 [IX. 958ab.]. Studer, Geschichte Geographie Schweiz, 1863: p. 660-1.

2. German, 1777.
Anleitung für diejenigen, welche eine Reise durch die Eisberge im Grindelwalde machen wollen. Bern, Bey Wagner, Hoch-Obrigkeitlichen Buchdrucker, 1777.

8°: A8 B4; 12l.; iv, 20 p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. LKG: XIV 480a*.

3. French, 1787.
Instruction | Pour Les | Voyageurs | Qui Vont Voir | Les Glaciers & Les Alpes | Du | Canton de Berne. | [rule] | [ornament] | A Berne, | [double rule] | Dans La Librairie D'Emanuel Haller, | 1787.

8°: A-B8 C4; 20l.; [1]-40 p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-4, "Avant-Propos."-signed J.S. Wyttenbach.; [5]-40, Text.

Rare. This guidebook gives descriptions of the Canton of Berne in the Swiss Alps, including some peripherial information on the mineralogy of the area. Although published anonymously, its preface is signed J.S. Wyttenbach, Minist. du St. Esp.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 480b**.

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