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Karl T.A.M. Dalberg
DALBERG, Karl Theodor Anton Maria.

DALBERG, Karl Theodor Anton Maria.
(1744 - 1817)

(Born: Hernsheim near Worms, Germany, 8 February 1744; Died: Regensburg, Bavaria, Germany, 10 February 1817) German theologian.

Dahlberg was bishop of Regensburg, archbishop and Elector of Mainz. He was also a councilor to the ruling family.

Biographical references: Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Poggendorff: 1, col. 510.

1. German, 1800.
Ueber die Brauchbarkeit des Steatis zu Kunstwerken der Steinschneider. Erfurt, Beyer und Maring, 1800.

8°: [1]-20 p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-20, Text.

Rare. This work is on steatite (or soapstone). Since it can easily be cut, steatite has always been a favorite material with the carver and gem cutter. This paper was read before the Academy of Sciences at Erfurt on 2 October, 1799.

Bibliographical references: Jonathan Hill, Bookseller: cat. 11 (1983), no. 44. Stenger, E., "Carl von Dalbergs Versuche mit Steatit", Archiv für Geschichte der Mathematik, der Naturwissenschaften und der Technik, 11, (1928), 92-110.

2. German, 1811.
Ueber Meteor-Cultus der Alten, vorzüglich in Bezug auf Steine, die vom Himmel gefallen; ein Beyträg zur Alterthumskunde von Fr[iedrich] v[on] Dalberg ... Heidelberg, Mohr und Zimmer, 1811.

8°: vi, 202 p., one plate and vignette.

Very rare. This is a study on the worship of meteorites and other stones that were thought to have fallen from Heaven.

Bibliographical references: Burke, Cosmic Debris, 1986 [not mentioned]. LKG: XVI 355*.

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