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Karl Haidinger
HAIDINGER, Karl.

HAIDINGER, Karl.
(1756 - 1797)

(Born: Vienna, Austria, 10 July 1756; Died: Vienna, Austria, 16 March 1797) Austrian naturalist.

Haidinger was first an adjunct to the royal natural history cabinet in Vienna, before becoming professor of mining at the academy in Chemintz, Hungary. Ultimately he was appointed mining inspector by the Bureau of Mining and Mints in Vienna.

Biographical references: Abhandlungen einer Privatgesellschaft in Böhmen: 5 (1837), ?? [from Poggendorff]. ADB. Baur, Allgemeines historisches Handwörterbuch, 1803. DBA: I 461, 258-269; II 513, 124-125. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Poggendorff: 1, col. 996. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91: 7, 206.

Dispositio Rerum Naturalium Musei, 1782

1. Latin, 1782 [Collection catalog].
Dispositio | Rerum Naturalium | Musei Cæsarei | Vindobonensis | Edita | A | Carolo Haidinger | Ejusdem Musei Adjuncto. | [vignette] | [ornate rule] | Vindobonæ, | apud Christianum Fridericum Wappler, 1782.

[Second title page:]

Dispositio | Rerum Naturalium | Musei Cæsarei | Vindobonensis | Edita | A | Carolo Haidinger | Ejusdem Musei Adjuncto. | [ornate rule] | Vindobonæ, | apud Christianum Fridericum Wappler, 1782.

4°: π1 A-G4 H3; 31l.; [2], [1]-61, [1] p. Head- and tailpieces. Page size: 218 x 154 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1-2], Second title page (no vignette), verso blank.; [3]-10, Introduction.; [11]-61, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. A catalog of the minerals in the Royal collection at Vienna, fully annotated with references to the leading mineralogists of the day. It is divided into the following classes: metals, combustible minerals, salts, earths, and stones. There is also a description of the collection's volcanic products and fossils. The first pages, which act as an introduction, provide a short history of the collection. This is apparently the first published account of the mineral collection of this remarkable institution.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 267. LKG: XV 35. Murray, Museums, 1904: 3, 245. NUC [no copy listed]. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 984.

2. German, 1782.
Eintheilung | der kaiserl. königl. | Naturaliensammlung | zu | Wien. | [rule] | Herausgegeben | von | Karl Haidinger, | Adjunkten am k.k. Naturalienkabinet. | [ornament] | [double rule] | Wien, | bey Christian Friedrich Wappler, 1782.

8°: 104 p.

Rare. A faithful translation of Dispositio Rerum Naturalium Musei Cæsarei Vindobonensis (Vienna, 1782) [which see previous entry].

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 267. LKG: XV 34. Murray, Museums, 1904: 3, 245.

3. German, 1787.
Systematische Eintheilung der Gebirgsarten von Karl Haidinger ... eine Abhandlung, welcher am 30ten Dezember 1785 von der kais Akademie zu St. Petersburg der Preis zuerkannt wurde. Wien, Gedruckt und verlegt bey Christian Friedrich Wappler, 1787.

4°: π1 A-K8 χ1; 41l.; [2], [1]-82 p. (pages 43 misnumbered 34, 72 as 27). Title vignette. Head- and tail pieces.

Very scarce. First published in Russian at St. Petersburg in 1786 as a prize winning essay, this is the works first separate appearance.

Bibliographical references: Ferchl: 211. LKG: XIII 172b.

4. German, 1787.
Entwurff einer systematischen Eintheilung der Gebürgs-Arten. Ein Versuch, zur Beantwortung der von der Russischen kayserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften für das Jahr 1785 aufgegebene Frage, welcher den Preiss erhalten hat. [Wein, 1787.]

8°: 64 p.

Very scarce. Concerns petrology.

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