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Amédée Burat
BURAT, Amédée.

BURAT, Amédée.
(1809 - 1883)

(Born: Paris, France, 1809; Died: Paris, France, 26 May 1883) French geologist & mineralogist.

In 1830 studied at the École de Mines in Paris. Became Professor of mineralogy, geology and mining at the École Norm. in 1838. Became emeritus in 1881.

Biographical references: ABF: I 167, 56. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie: 6, no. 9, 285-7 [by A. de Selle]. Jahrbuch der Erfindungen [from Poggendorff]. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 67. Poggendorff: 3, 215. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 663. WBI.

1. French, 1855 [3rd edition].
Géologie Appliquée | [short rule] | Traité | Du Gisement Et De L'Exploitation | Des Minéraux Utiles | Par | M. Amédée Burat | Ingénieur, Professeur de Géologie et d'Exploitation des Mines | à l'École centrale des arts et manufactures | [ornate rule] | Troisième Édition | divisée en deux parties | Géologie - Exploitation | [short rule] | Deuxième Partie | Exploitation Des Mines | [short rule] | Paris | Langlois Et LEclercq | 10, Rue Des Mathurins Saint-Jacques | [short rule] | Les droits de traduction et de reproduction sont réservés | 1855.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: π3 1-338; 267l.; [6], [1]-528 p., 29 plates (2 folding; 1 colored), 48 text figures.; [Vol 2] 8°: π2 1-338; 266l.; [4], [1]-527, [1] p., 34 plates (2 folding), 193 text figures. Page size: 215 x 132 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [2 pgs], Half title page, "Géologie Appliquée," verso "Du Même Auteur: | ..."; [2 pgs], Title page verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedication to Élie de Beaumont and Dufrénoy.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-525, Text.; [526]-528, "Table Des Matières."

[Vol. 2] [2 pgs], Half title page, "Géologie Appliquée," verso "Du Même Auteur: | ..."; [2 pgs], Title page verso blank.; [1]-524, Text.; [525]-527, "Table Des Matières."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Volume 1 is a textbook on applied geology. Volume 2 is a textbook on the exploration of mines. Both volumes make use of elaborate steel engravings to illustrate concepts put forth in the text. These illustrations are exceptionally good. Volume 2 shows for example drill bits, underground scenes, mining techniques, waste rock management, wenches & hoists, picks, etc.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

Minéralogie Appliquée, 1864

2. French, 1864.
Minéralogie | Appliquée | Description Des Minéraux Employés | Dans Les | Industries Métallurgiques Et Manufacturières | Dans Les Constructions Et Dans L'Ornement | Par | Amédée Burat | Ingénieur, Professeur A L'École Centrale | Des Arts Et Manufactures | [short rule] | Avec Figures Intercalées Dans Le Texte | [ornate rule] | Paris et Liége | Librairie Polytechnique De Noblet Et Baudry, Éditeurs | A Paris, 15, rue des Saints-Pères | 1864 | Tous droits de reproduction et de traduction réservés.

8°: π3 1-298 306; 241l.; [4], [I]-II, [1]-476 p., 224 text figures. Page size: 216 x 124 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Minéralogie | Appliquée," verso "Corbeil, typ. et stér. de Créte."; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [I]-II, "Préface."; [1]-470, Text.; [471]-476, "Table Des Matières."

Very scarce. The first portion of the volume comprises a general introduction to mineralogical science, focusing on the applied aspects. This introductory material is divided into 5 chapters that provide overviews on the physical characters, crystallography, applying crystallography in species determination, chemical qualities, nomenclature and classification. The remainder of the book provides a descriptive mineralogy of the most common minerals and those of economic importance. Complementing this section are many fine steel engravings some being of actual mineral specimens. These illustrations belong to the finest black and white depictions of mineral specimens ever produced by none photographic means.

Bibliographical references: NUC. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 1, 186.

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