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Johann Heinrich  Gössel
GÖSSEL, Johann Heinrich Gottlieb.

GÖSSEL, Johann Heinrich Gottlieb.
(1780 - 1846)

(Born: Friedrichswalde near Pirna, Germany, 15 June 1780; Died: Dresden, Germany, 13 October 1846) German mineralogist.

Gössel was the inspector of the royal natural history and mineral cabinets in Dresden.

Biographical references: DBA: I 403, 82; 403, 88. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 922 & 1569. WBI.

1. German, 1824-6.
Katechismus der Mineralogie für Anfänger und Liebhaber diese Wissenschaft. Leipzig, Baumgärtner, 1824-6.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: xii, 148, [1] p., 8 folding lithographic plates. [Vol 2] 8°: viii, 470 p.

Rare. Published anonymously, this work is attributed to Gössel by Poggendorff. It is an introduction to mineralogy, containing in the first volume, a scientific discussion of external characteristics, texture, hardness, density, electrical and magnetic properties, and the chemical and crystal structure of minerals, and in the second volume an outline of the mineralogical system.

Theil 1 : Allgemeine Oryktognosie. Theil 2 : Besondere Oryktognosie.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed].

2. German, 1828-9 [First edition].
Versuch eines Grundrisses der Mineralogie von Johann Heinrich Gössel. Mit einer Vorrede von August Breithaupt. Dresden, Hilscher, 1828-9.

8°: xl, [2], 679, [4] p.

Very scarce. Published as part of a series: Allgemeine Taschenbibliothek der Naturwissenschaften.

Bibliographical references: SinkCard.

3. German, 1843 [2nd edition].
Grundriss der Mineralogie. Enthaltend: die Klassifikation, Terminologie ... Erstes Bändchen [-Funftes Band] Prapadeutik. Neue Ausgabe. Quedlinburg und Leipzig, Ernst'sche Buchhandlung, 1843.

5 parts. [Part 1] 8°: xiii, 137 p. [Part 2] 8°: xii, 129 p. [Part 3] 8°: vi, 132-245 p. [Part 4] 8°: x, 248-402 p. [Part 5] 8°: viii, 404-542 p. Introductory pages for each section. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: SinkCard.

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