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James Clark Foye
FOYE, James Clark.

FOYE, James Clark.
(1841 - 1896)

(Born: Great Falls, (now Somersworth), New Hampshire, U.S.A., 1 March 1841; Died: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., 3 July 1896) American chemist & mineralogist.

The son of a Methodist Episcopal minister, Foye was appointed instructor of natural sciences at the Cincinnati Female College. In 1867, he was appointed professor of chemistry and physics at Lawrenceville University, Appleton, Wisconsin, where he remained is professional life. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from De Pauw University, Indiana, in 1882.

Biographical references: ABA: I 567, 99-101. Appleton Cyclopedia of American Biography. Herringshaw's National Library of American Biography. WBI.

1. English, 1875 [First edition].
Tables for the determination and classification of minerals found in the United States. Chicago, Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1875.

8: 38 p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

2. English, 1882 [2nd edition].
Tables for the determination, description and classification of minerals. By James C. Foye. 2nd revised edition. Chicago, Jansen, McClurg & Co., 1882.

8: 85 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

Hand-book of Mineralogy, 1886

3. English, 1886 [First edition].
Hand-Book | Of | Mineralogy. | Determination, Description | And Classification | Of | Minerals Found In The United States. | [rule] | By J.C. Foye, A.M., Ph.D., | [...2 lines of titles...] | [ornament] | New York: | D. Van Nostrand, | 23 Murray and 27 Warren Street. | 1886.

8: 180 p. Published as: Van Nostrand's Science Series, no. 86.

Rare. A part of the material of this Work was prepared by the author and published under the title of "Mineral Tables." The second edition of the "Tables" being exhausted, advantage is taken of the opportunity to revise, enlarge rewrite, make additions and corrections, and bring the work out in the present more convenient form.

It has been the intention of the author to furnish a work by the aid of which minerals found in this country may easily be determined, to give concisely their prominent and distinguishing characteristics, and to present the classifications usually used in arranging cabinets. The tables for determining minerals are those constructed by the author and published in the work referred to above. Experience in using them in the classroom for the past eleven years has led to a slight modification of their original form.-Preface.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

4. English, 1892 [4th edition].
Hand-book of Mineralogy Determination, Description and Classification of Minerals Found in the United States. New York: D Van Nostrand Company, 1892.

8: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

5. English, 1898.
Hand-book of Mineralogy Determination, Description and Classification of Minerals Found in the United States. New York: D Van Nostrand Company, 1898.

8: 123 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

6. English, 1900 [5th edition].
Hand-Book | Of | Mineralogy | Determination, Description | And Classification | Of | Minerals Found in the United States | [rule] | By J.C. Foye, A.M., Ph.D. | Alexander W. Stow, Professor of Chemistry in Lawerence University | Fifth Edition-Revised. | Eleventh Thousand. | [ornament] | New York | D. Van Nostrand Company | 23 Murray and 27 Warren Streets | 1900.

8: [1]-180, [1]-36 p. Printed endpapers with advertisements. Page size: 152 x 96 mm. Scarce.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso "Copyright, 1886, By J.C. Foye."; [3]-4, "Preface."; [5], "Contents."; [6], Blank.; [7]-169, Text.; [170], Blank.; [171]-180, "Index."; [1]-36, Publisher's list.

Chapters: I. Introduction (pp. 7-28). II. Determination of Species (pp. 29-55). III. Description of Species (pp. 56-152). IV. Chemical Classification (pp. 153-163). V. Classification by Basic Elements and Ores (pp. 164-169).

Bibliographical references: NUC.

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