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Frantisek Xaver Maximilian Zippe
ZIPPE, František Xaver Maximilian.

ZIPPE, František Xaver Maximilian.
(1791 - 1863)

(Born: Falkenau, Bohemia, Czechoslovakia, 15 January 1791; Died: Vienna, Austria, 22 February 1863) Czech mineralogist & geologist.

Zippe received his Ph.D. in medicine and philosophy from the University of Prague. In 1819, he became adjunct professor of chemistry at the technical institute in Prague. In 1826, he was appointed the first custodian of the mineral collection at the newly erected national museum, and from 1835 to 1849, Zippe was professor of natural history at the technical institute of Prague. In 1849, he was for a short period the director of the newly formed Mountain school in Pribřam. In 1850, he was appointed professor ordinary of mineralogy at the University of Vienna. He was a founding member of the Vienna Academy of Science.

Biographical references: ADB: 45, 358. DBA: I 1416, 315-326; II 1450, 28-31. Kettner, Radim., "Frantisek Xaver Maximilian Zippe (1791, +1863)", Casopis pro Mineralogii a Geologii, 8, (1963), no. 4, 404-5, portrait. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 1416 & 1444 & 3, 1487. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 2488. WBI. Wrany, Pflege der Mineralogie in Böhmen, 1898: 93-7. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

1. German, 1857.
Geschichte | der | Metalle. | Von | Dr. F.X.M. Zippe, | Ritter des Kaiserl. Österr. Franz-Joseph-Ordens, K.K. Regierungsrath und | Professor der Mineralogie an der Universität zu Wien. | [tapered rule] | Wien 1857. | Wilhelm Braumüller, | K.K. Hofbuchhändler.

8°: [A]8 χ1 1-228 237; 192l.; [i]-xv, [3], [1]-364, [2] p. Page size: 212 x 140 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-ix, "Vorbericht."-dated March 1857.; [x], Blank.; [xi]-xv, "Inhalt."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], "Geschichte der Metalle."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-364, Text.; [1 pg], "Einige Verbesserungen."; [1 pg], "Gedruckt bei Josef Stöckholzer von Hirschfeld in Wien."

Scarce. The text provides details of the various metals, including mineralogy, occurances, extraction techniques, etc., along with a history of their discovery and uses.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 5, 2393.

2. Polish, 1857.
Mineralogia dla niższych szkól realnych. Tłum. Zenon Hałatkiewicz. Wiedeń, 1857.

8°: [1]-112 p.

Rare. Opis 14 grup mineralów, skał, rud; indeks opisanych okazów.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. Fleszarowa, Bibliografia Geologiczna Polski, 1966: no. 3857. NUC [no copy listed].

3. German, 1858 [3rd edition].
Die Characktere | der | Klassen, Ordnungen, Geschlechter | Und Arten | Des | Naturhistorischen | Mineral-Systemes | Von | Friederich Mohs. | [rule] | Neu Bearbeitet | Von | Dr. F.X.M. Zippe, | Ritter des Kaiserl. Gesterk. Franz-Joseph-Ordens, K.K. Regierungsrath und Professor der | Mineralogie and der Universität zu Wien. | [rule] | Wien 1858. | Wilhelm Braumüller, | K.K. Hofbuchhändler.

[Added title page reads:]

Die Charakteristik | des | Naturhistorischen | Mineral-Systemes | als Grundlage | zur richtigen Bestimmung der Species des Mineralreiches. | Von | Dr. F.X.M. Zippe, | Ritter des Kaiserl. Gesterk. Franz-Joseph-Ordens, K.K. Regierungsrath und Professor der | Mineralogie and der Universität zu Wien. | [rule] | Wien 1858. | Wilhelm Braumüller, | K.K. Hofbuchhändler.

8°: [6], [i]-vi, [1]-250, [2] p. Page size: 216 x 140 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Blank, verso first title page.; [2 pgs], Second title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedication.; [1 pg], Blank.; [i]-vi, "Vorbericht."-dated December 1857.; [1]-240, Text.; [241]-250, "Register."; [1 pg], "Einige Nachträge und Verbesserungen."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Edited after Mohs death by Franz Xaiver Matthias Zippe. The volume has an added title page: Die Charakteristik des naturhistorischen Mineral-Systemes, als Grundlage zur richtigen Bestimmung der Species des Mineralreiches.

Lehrbuch der Mineralogie, 1859

4. German, 1859.
Lehrbuch | der | Mineralogie | mit Naturhistorischer Grundlage | von | Dr. F.X.M. Zippe, | Ritter des Kais. Öst. Franz Joseph-Ordens, K.K. Regierungsrath und Professor der Mineralogie | an der Universität zu Wien. | Mit 334 dem Texte eingedruckten Holzschnitten. | [rule] | Wien 1859. | Wilhelm Braumüller, | K.K. Hofbuchhändler.

8°: [i]-xvii, [3], [1]-433, [3] p., 334 text woodcuts. Page size: 216 x 138 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii], Dedication to Carl August Neumann.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-x, "Vorbericht."-dated March 1859.; [xi]-xviii, "Inhalt."; [1 pg], "Zusätze und Verbesserungen."; [1 pg], Sectional title page, "Lehrbuch | Der | Mineralogie."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-433, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], "Nachträgliche Verbesserungen in der Charakteristik."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. A typical textbook of mineralogy, less successful than others of the time, owing to its one and only printing. The text provides definitions, nomenclature, descriptions of physical and chemical properties, and a descriptive mineralogy.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 5, 2393. Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 84.

5. German, 1830.
Die | Krystallgestalten | der | Kupferlasur, | von F.X.M. Zippe, | Kustos der Mineralien= und Petrefaktensammlungen des vater= | ländischen Museums. | Für die Abhandlungen der königl. böhmischen Gesellschaft der | Wissenschaften. | [rule] | Mit 5 Kupfertafeln. | [tapered rule] | Prag 1830. | Gedruckt bei Gottlieb Haase Söhne.

8°: 53, [1] p., 5 plates.

Very scarce. Published orginally in Prague - Königlich-Böhmischen Gesellshaft der Wissenschaften. Abhandlung, &c. Neue Folge., vol. 3.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 5, 2393.

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