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François-Louis Swebach Des Fontaines
DES FONTAINES,(François-Louis Swebach).

DES FONTAINES, (François-Louis Swebach).
(1749 - 1793)

(Born: somewhere in the department of Meuse, France, 1749; Died: Paris, France, 1793) French mineralogist.

Des Fontaines was a member of the Scientific Academy at Metz.

Biographical references: Wilson, W.E. (1995) Fabien Gautier D'Agoty and his Histoire Naturelle Regne Mineral (1781), Mineralogical Record, 26 (4). Poggendorff: 1, col. 559 & 1557.

Manuel Cristallographie, 1792

1. French, 1792.
Manuel | Cristallographie, | Ou | Abrégé De La Cristallographie | De M. Romé De L'Isle. | Avec une méthode facile pour connoítre | les différentes cristallisations des | mixtes qui composent un cabinet de | minéralogie, aidé par une collection | de Poliédre dont cet ouvrage est | aussi une explication | Par M. Swebach des Fontaines, Agrégé á | l'Académie des Sciences de Metz. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez Bossange et Compagnie, Libraires, | rue des Noyers. | [double rule] | 1792.

8°: [2], v-viii, [1]-74 p., one plate, folding map.

Rare. In this Manual of Crystallography, the author has abridged the science as set out by Romé de l'Isle's in his Cristallographie (2nd ed., 4 vols., Paris, 1783). Des Fontaines has developed in the text an easy method to determine a mineral's system of crystallization so that collectors could organize their cabinets based upon crystallography.

Bibliographical references: BL [726.c.23.]. LKG: IX 18. NUC [no copy listed].

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