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Johannes Gistel
GISTEL (Gistl), Johannes Nepomuk Franz Xaver.

GISTEL (Gistl), Johannes Nepomuk Franz Xaver.
(1803 - c1873)

(Born: Münich, Germany?, 1803; Died: Stuttgart, Germany?, c1873) German naturalist and natural history dealer.

Die Naturforscher , 1856

1. German, 1856 [First edition].
Die | Naturforscher | diess- und jenseits der Oceane. | [double rule] | Reise- und Correspondenz-Handbuch | für | Geologen, Geognosten und Mineralogen, Botaniker, Zoologen | ganz besonders, | Entomologen, Anataomen, rationelle Aerzte, Astronomen, | Physiker, Chemiker und Pharmazeuten. | [rule] | Unter Mitwirkung von dreiundsechzig Naturforschern | redigirt durch | Johannes Gistel, | [...5 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Straubing, 1856. [short rule] | Verlag der J. Schorner'schen Buchhandlung. | [short rule] | (Druck von J.F. Rietsch in Landshut.)

8°: [1]-372 p. Page size: 184 x 110 mm.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso long quotation signed Jean Paul.; [3], "Den | gesammten Naturforschern und Aerzten | als | Album | verehrungsvollst gewidmet."; [4], "Glück auf, Glück auf, Glück auf!"; [5]-10, "Zur Einleitung."-siged J. Gistel, 1856.; [11]-122, Text.; [123], Sectional title page, "Die | Naturforscher | diess- und jenseits der Oceane."; [124], Blank.; [125]-332, Addresses.; [333]-336, "Zusätze und Berichtigungen."; [337]-366, "Register der Wohnorte."; [367]-372, "Das | Museum für Kunst und Natur | und sein | Filial-Institut des Naturprodukten-Verkehrs | in | Deutschland."

Very rare. This is an early directory of naturalists then living in Europe and America, listing their current addresses to facilitate correspondence. Included in the volume is information about geologists, mineralogists, botanists, zoologists, entomologists, anatomists, physicians, astronomers, physicists, chemists and pharmacists. The information was compiled through the cooperation and efforts of sixty-three naturalists. This is the second known directory listing the information about then living mineralogists. The first was Schenkenberg's Die lebenden Mineralogen (Stuttgart, 1842) [which see], and followed by the long lasting series of The Naturalists' Directory [which see].

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. BMC [no copy listed]. Bridson, History of Natural History, 1994: Ba104. NUC. Personal communication [Leslie Overstreet, Curator of Rare Books, Smithsonian Libraries, who supplied a reproduction of the book.].

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