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Karl Justus Andrä
ANDRÄ, Karl Justus.

ANDRÄ, Karl Justus.
(1817 - 1885)

(Born: Naumberg, Germany, 1 November 1817; Died: Bonn, Germany, 8 May 1885) German paleontologist & geologist.

Andrä began as a private docent, later becoming professor extraordinary in paleontology and geology at the University of Bonn, from which he received his Ph.D. There he also became the custodian of the mineral collection.

Biographical references: DBA: II 30, 203. Poggendorff: 3, 28-9. WBI.

Lehrbuch der Oryktognosie, 1864

1. German, 1864.
Lehrbuch | der Oryktognosie | von | Dr. Carl Justus Andrä, | Docent an der Univresität und Custos am naturhistorischen Museum zu Bonn. | Mit 370 in den Text eingedruckten Holzschnitten. | [rule] | Braunschweig, | C.A. Schwetschke und Sohn. | (M. Bruhn.) | 1864.

8°: π4 1-378 385; 305l.; [i]-vii, [1], [1]-602 p., index, 370 illus. Page size: 220 x 140 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Blank, verso series title page, "Lehrbuchs der gesammten Mineralogie," edited by G.F. Gemar.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-vii, "Vorwort."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-3, "Einleitung."; [4]-578, "Erster Theil. Oryktognosie."; [579]-582, "Anhang. Nachweis der wichtigsten oryktognostischen Werke und solcher Schriften, welche in nächster Beziehung dazu sehen."; [583]-585, "Verbesserungen und Nachträge."; [586]-602, "Register der Mineralien."

Scarce. A standard textbook of the physical part of mineralogy. The text covers the properties used to determine a mineral's species, followed by a descriptive mineralogy of the most common species, with list of properties, etc. An index to the minerals mentioned concludes the work.

Bibliographical references: BL [7105.aaa.8.].

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