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Heinrich Fiedler
FIEDLER, Heinrich.

FIEDLER, Heinrich.
(1833 - 1899)

(Born: Reisse, Germany, 10 February 1833; Died: Breslau, Germany, 22 January 1899) German mineralogist.

Fiedler studied natural history and mathematics at the University in Breslau graduating in 1854. In 1855 he was appointed custodian of the mineralogical collection at the University of Breslau. Eventually, Fiedler became the director of the Oberrealschule in Breslau.

Biographical references: ADB: 48, 552-4. DBA: I 318, 177-179. WBI.

1. German, 1863.
Die | Mineralien Schlesiens | mit Berücksichtigung | der angrenzenden Länder | von | Dr. Heinrich Fiedler, | […2 lines of titles and memberships…] | [ornate rule] | Breslau, | Verlag von F.E.C. Leuckart | (Constantin Sander) | 1863.

8°: I-VI, [2], [1]-100, [2] p. Page size: 162 x 108 mm.

Contents: [I-II], Title page, verso blank.; [III]-VI, "Vorwort," signed H. Fiedler, October 1862.; [1 pg], "Uebersicht der Ordungen."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-84, Text.; [85]-88, "Sachregister."; [89]-100, "Orts-Register."; [1 pg], "Einige Verbesserungen."; [1 pg], Publisher's advertisement.

Scarce. Standard topographical treatment listing the mineral species that occur in Silesia and adjacent regions in Germany. It is divided into 18 classes that are defined in the introduction. Typeset in a small font the text allows a great deal text to be presented in this small book.

Bibliographical references: BL [7105.a.5.(2.)]. Fleszarowa, Bibliografia Geologiczna Polski, 1966: no. 822. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 2089 [wrong year]. Spencer, Catalogue of Topographical Mineralogies, 1948 [p. 308].

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