The Mineralogical Record
The Mineralogical Record - Join us on Facebook!  The Mineralogical Record - Sign up for our newsletter
>

Carl Adolf Ferdinand Hintze
HINTZE, Carl Adolf Ferdinand.

HINTZE, Carl Adolf Ferdinand.
(1851 - 1916)

(Born: Breslau, Germany, 17 August 1851; Died: Breslau, Germany, 28 December 1916) German mineralogist.

Hintze attended the schools of Breslau before entering the city's university. In 1872 he became assistant to the crystallographer P. Groth, then at the University of Strasbourg. In the fall of 1880, Hintze took a position as scientific consultant to the mineral dealing establishment of F.L.R. Krantz in Bonn. In 1884, he also accepted a position as instructor of mineralogy and crystallography at the University of Bonn. In 1886, he accepted a similar post at his alma mater, the University of Breslau. There in 1892, after the death of F. Roemer, Hintze was appointed professor ordinary and director of the Mineralogische Instituts. He remained in that position the remainder of his life.

Biographical references: DBA: II 587, 202-209. NDB: 9, 193-4 [by K.F. Chudoba]. Poggendorff: 3, 635, 4, 644-5 & 5, 544. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 1265-6. WBI.

Handbuch der Mineralogie, 1904

1. German, 1897-1933.
Handbuch | Der | Mineralogie. | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze, | O.Ö. Professor An Der Universität Breslau. | Erster Band. | Elemente - Sulfide - Oxyde | Haloide - Carbonate - Sulfate | Borate - Phosphate. | Erste Abtheilung. | Elemente Und Sulfide. | Mit 399 Abbildungen Im Text. | [ornament] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Veit & Comp. | 1904.

[Title page of volume 1, part 2 reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Erster Band. | ... | Zweite Abtheilung. | Oxyde Und Haloide. | Mit 275 Abbildungen Im Text. | ... | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Veit & Comp. | 1915.

[Title page of volume 1, part 3, 1st half reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Herausgegeben | Unter Mitwirkung Zahlreicher Fachgenossen | Von | Dr. phil. nat. et Dr. rer. pol. H.C. Gottlob Linck, | ... | Erster Band | Dritte Abteilung Erste Hälfte | ... | Nitrate, Jodate, Karbonate, | Selenite, Tellurite, Manganite, | Plumbate | [ornament] | Berlin Und Leipzig 1930 | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | ...

[Title page of volume 1, part 3, 2nd half reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Erster Band | Dritte Abteilung Zweite Hälfte | ... | Sulfate, Chromate, Molybdate, Wolframate, Uranate | [ornament] | Berlin Und Leipzig 1930 | ...

[Title page of volume 1, part 4, 1st half reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Erster Band | Vierte Abteilung Erste Hälfte | ... | Borate, Aluminate Und Ferrate. | Phosphate, Arseniate, Antimoniate, | Vanadate, Niobate Und Tantalate | 1. Teil | ... | Berlin Und Leipzig 1933 | ...

[Title page of volume 1, part 4, 2nd half reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Erster Band | Vierte Abteilung Zweite Hälfte | ... | Phosphate, Arseniate, Antimoniate, | Vanadate, Niobate Und Tantalate | 2. Teil | Arsenite Und Antimonite | Organische Verbindungen | ... | Berlin Und Leipzig 1933 | ...

[Title page of volume 2 reads:]

Handbuch | ... | Zweite Band. | Silicate Und Titanate. | Mit 632 Abbildungen Im Text. | [ornament] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Veit & Comp. | 1897.

2 vols. in 7 sections. [Vol 1, pt 1: 1904] 8°: [i]-vi, [1]-1208 p., 339 illus.; [Vol 1, pt 2: 1915] 8°: [i]-vi, [1209]-2674 p., 275 illus., index to volume 1, parts 1 & 2; [Vol 1, pt 3, 1st half: 1930] 8°: [2], [2675]-3656 p., 521 illus.; [Vol 1, pt 3, 2nd half: 1930] 8°: [2], [i]-viii, 3657-4565, [1] blank p., 322 illus., index to volume 1, part 3; [Vol 1, pt 4, 1st half: 1933] 8°: [i]-xii, [1]-720 p., 109 illus.; [Vol 1, pt 4, 2nd half: 1933] 8°: [2], 721-1454 p., 204 illus., index to volume 1, part 4; [Vol 2: 1897] 8°: [i]-x, [1]-1841, [1] errata p., 632 illus., index to volume 2. [Vol 1, pt 1] π3 1-758 764; 607l.; [Vol 1, pt 2] π7 77-1678 1681; 736l.; [Vol 1, pt 3, 1st half] π5 169-2298 2301; 494l.; [Vol 1, pt 3, 2nd half] π4 [230]-2868; 460l.; [Vol 1, pt 4, 1st half] π6 1-458 464; 370l.; [Vol 1, pt 4, 2nd half] π5 47-918 923: 368l.; [Vol 2] π5 1-1148 1159; 926l. Page size: 230 x 155 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1, pt 1] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vi, "Inhalt."; [1], "Elemente."; [2], Blank.; [3]-345, Description of elemental mineral species.; [346], Blank.; [347] "Sulfide (sowie Selenide, Telluride, Arsenide, Antimonide) und Sulfosalze."; [348], Blank.; [349]-1208, Description of sulfide and sulfosalt mineral species.;

[Vol 1, pt 2] [i-ii], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig."; [iii]-vi, "Inhalt."; [1209], "Oxyde und Hydroxyde."; [1210], Blank.; [1211]-2098, Descriptions of oxide and hydroxide mineral species.; [2099], "Haloide: Chloride (sowie Bromide, Jodide, Fluoride) und Oxychloride (sowie Oxyfluoride)."; [2100], Blank.; [2101]-2653, Descriptions of halide and oxychloride mineral species.; [2654]-2672, "Register zum ersten Bande. (Erste und zweite Abtheilung: Elemente, Sulfide, Oxyde, Haloide)."; [2673]-2674, "Berichtigungen. I. zum ersten Bande.";

[Vol 1, pt 3, 1st half] [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig."; [2675], "Nitrate und Jodate, Carbonate (und andere Kohlenstoff-Verbindungen), Selenite und Tellurite, Manganite und Plumbate."; [2676], Blank.; [2677]-3656, Descriptions of nitrate, iodate, carbonate, selenite, tellurite, manganite and plumbate mineral species.;

[Vol 1, pt 3, 2nd half] [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig."; [i], "Sulfate, Chromate, Molybdate, Wolframate, Uranate."; [ii], Blank.; [iii]-viii, "Inhalt."; 3657-4554, Description of sulfate, chromate, molybdate, tungstate, and uranate mineral species.; [4555]-4565, "Register zum ersten Bande. Dritte Abtheilung. Erste und zweite Hälfte."; [1 pg], Blank.;

[Vol 1, pt 4, 1st half] [i-ii], Title page, verso "Alle Rechte, insbesondere das der Übersetzung, vorbehalten."; [iii], "Borate, Aluminate und Ferrate."; [iv], Blank.; [v]-xii, "Inhalt."; [1], "Borate, Aluminate, Ferrate, Arsenite und Antimonite."; [2], Blank.; [3]-720, Descriptions of borate, aluminate, ferrate, arsenite, and antimonide mineral species.;

[Vol 1, pt 4, 2nd half] [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Alle Rechte, insbesondere das der Übersetzung, vorbehalten."; 721-1446, Descriptions of phospate, arsenate, antimonate, vanadate, niobate, tantalate, arsenide and antimonide mineral species, as well as organic combinations.; [1447]-1454, "Register zum ersten Bande. Vierte Abteilung. Erste und zweite Hälfte.";

[Vol 2] [i-ii], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig."; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort."; [v]-x, "Inhalt."; [1], "Silicate und Titanate."; [2], Blank.; [3]-1831, Mineral descriptions of silicates and titanates.; [1832]-1841, "Register zum zweiten Bande."; [1 pg], "Berichtigungen."

Very scarce. One of the great, monumental classics of mineralogical literature. In the first American notice of this work, Edward S. Dana prophetically wrote, "The publication of the first part of a new Descriptive Mineralogy which promises to be, when completed, the most exhaustive work ever written, is an event of no small importance to those interested in the science" [See: American Journal of Science, 38 (1889), 251].

No other mineralogical work has ever achieved the encyclopedic nature of Hintze's masterpiece. Individual descriptions of minerals give first the crystallographic characters, axial ratios, lists of forms, calculated angles. The physical characters and optical properties are then elaborated upon with full references to the original papers. The mineral is then given an exhaustive historical review with careful attention to its name, composition and earlier researchers. A general statement on the species occurrence follows, with a very detailed discussion of all important localites, an account of the crystals forms from each and references to the authors who have treated them. The figures of crystals are scattered through this part of the text as referred to. An account of the artifical mineral and an exhaustive list of previous analyses, including alteration products, closes the species descriptions. Seemingly, nothing is left to conjecture as there appears to be little attempt at condensing the descriptions, and this adds to the authority of the work, with many individual mineral descriptions running several pages.

The Handbuch der Mineralogie was published as a sequence of parts. The first section of volume two was the first to appear in 1889 with the volume finally being completed in 1897; this part describing the silicates and titanites was completely the work of Hintze. Thereafter, the sections for volume one began to make their appearance. After Hintze's death in 1916, Gottlob Linck took over the editing of volume one, parts 3 and 4, which was eventually completed in 1933. Described below are several Ergänzungsband which were published in an effort to keep this massive work current.

Gottlob Eduard Linck. (Born: Oetisheim, Württemburg, Germany, 20 February 1858; Died: Jena, Germany?, 1947) German crystallographer. From 1879 to 1883, Linck studied in Stuttgart, Strasbourg, and Tübingen. In 1883, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Strasbourg. In Strasbourg, he became assistant for mineralogy (1885-94), professor extraordinary (1894) and from 1894, professor ordinary in mineralogy and geology at the University of Jena.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73. (Linck) DBA: II G 8, 55-56; 815, 14-23. ISIS, 1913-65: 2, 92. NDB: 14, 569-70 [by E. Preuß]. Poggendorff: 4, 889, 5, 747 & 6, ??. WBI.

2. German, 1938 [Supplement 1].
Handbuch | Der | Mineralogie | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze, | Geheimer Regierungsrat, | Weil. O.Ö. Professor An Der Universität Breslau | Ergänzungsband | Neue Mineralien | Herausgegeben | Unter Mitwirkung Zahlreicher Fachgenossen | Von | Dr. Dr. h.c. Gottlob Linck, | Geheimer Hofrat, | O.Ö. Professor Em. An Der Universität Jena | Mit 98 Abbildungen im Text | [ornament] | Berlin Und Leipzig 1938 | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | Vormals G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung - J. Guttentag, Verlags- | Buchhandlung - Georg Reimer - Karl J. Trübner - Veit & Comp.

8°: [i]-iv, [1]-760 p., 98 illus. π2 1-478 484; 382l. Page size: 230 x 155 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort."; [1]-759, "Neue Mineralien (alphabetisch geordnet)."; 760, "Berichtigungen" and a list of authors to the articles.

Very scarce. To insure that Hintze's Handbuch der Mineralogie would remain current, Gottlob Linck periodically published supplemental volumes describing all the new minerals and correcting mistakes of the former volumes. These descriptions were not nearly as comprehensive as Hintze's originals, although they did follow the same format. In this supplement nearly 800 species are arranged alphabetically.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73.

3. German, 1939 [Index].
Handbuch | Der | Mineralogie | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Gesamtregister | Besorgt | Von | K.F. Chudoba | O. Professor An Der Universität Bonn | [ornament] | Berlin 1939 | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | Vormals G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung - J. Guttentag, | Verlags- | buchhandlung - Georg Reimer - Kark J. Trübner Veit & Comp.

8°: π1 [1]-48 54 54; 37l.; [2], [1]-71, [1] blank p. Page size: 230 x 155 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Alle Rechte, besonders das der Übersetzung, vorbehalten."; [1], "Vorwort."-signed Chudoba, November 1939.; [2], Blank.; [3]-71, "Gesamtregister."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. General index to volumes one and two plus the first supplement of Hintze's Handbuch der Mineralogie, compiled by Karl F. Chudoba [see note next entry].

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73.

4. German, 1954 [Supplement 2].
Handbuch | Der | Mineralogie | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze | Geheimer Regierungsrat, weil. o.ö. Professor and der Universität Breslau | Ergänzungsband II | Neue Mineralien und Neue Mineralnamen | (Mit Nachträgen, Richtigstellungen Und Ergänzungen) | Zusammengestellt und herausgegeben | von | Dr. phil. Karl F. Chudoba | ord. Prof. der Mineralogie und Petrographie | [ornament] | 1954 | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | vorm. G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung - J. Guttentag, Verlagsbuchhandlung - | Georg Reimer - Kark J. Trübner - Veit & Comp. | Berlin W35.

8°: π6 1-408 414 42-608 613; 484l.; [i]-[xi], [1] blank, [1]-958 p., 41 illus., index. Page size: 230 x 155 mm.

Contents: [i], Blank.; [ii], Portrait and biography of Carl Hintze.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [v]-vi, "Vorwort."-signed Karl F. Chudoba, February 1954.; [vii]-viii, "Vorwort (nach Abschluss der Lieferung 12)."-signed Karl F. Chudoba, February 1960.; [ix], "Inhaltsübersicht."; [x], Blank.; [xi], "Abkürzungen."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-440, "Theil I."; [441]-480, "Systematische Anordung der neuen Mineralien und neuen Mineralnamen auf kristallchemischer Grundlage."; [481]-648, "Theil II."; [649]-895, "Theil III."; [896]-917, "Unbenannte Mineralien."; [918]-923, "Systematische Anordung der im Theil III gekennzeichnenten neuen Mineralien."; [924]-934, "Anhang."; [935], "Berichtigungen."; [936]-958, "Register."

Very scarce. After the death of Gottlob Linck and a span of 16 years, the publisher's enlisted K.F. Chudoba [see note below] to write another supplement to Hintze's Handbuch der Mineralogie. The format has been significantly changed.

Karl Franz Johann Chudoba. (Born: Writzow, Czechoslovakia, 10 September 1898; Died: Bonn, Germany, 14 March 1976) Czech mineralogist & crystallographer. Chudoba was an assistant in the Museum of Natural History at the University of Vienna, before becoming a professor of mineralogy at the University of Freiberg-am-Breisgau (1926-8). Subsequently, he was appointed professor of mineralogy at the University of Bonn (1928-68). Chudoba applied himself principally to the study of German minerals, but also wrote a papers on the minerals of Madagascar, Brazil and Southwest Africa.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73. (Chudoba) Der Aufschluss: 27 (1976), 121-4, 3 figs [by W. Lieber]. Fischer, W., "Prof. Dr. K.F. Chudoba 70 Jahre," Dt. Goldschmeide-Zeitung, 66 (1968), no. 9, 940-1. Fortschrifter Mineralogie: 54 (1977), no. 2, 124-40, portrait [by M.-Th. Mackowsky]. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 723 & Suppl. 2 (1996), 1, 505.

5. German, 1968 [Supplement 3].
Handbuch Der | Mineralogie | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze | Geheimer Regierungsrat, | Weil. O.Ö. Professor and der Universität Breslau | Ergänzungsband III | Neue Mineralien Und Neue Mineralnamen | (Mit Nachträgen, Richtigstellungen Und Ergänzungen) | Zusammengestellt Und herausgegeben Von | Dr. phil. Karl F. Chudoba | Em. Ord. Prof. Der Mineralogie Und | Petrographie Der Universität Bonn | Mit 60 Figuren | [ornament] | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | Vorm. G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung J. Guttentag, | Verlagsbuchhandlung Georg Reimer Kark J. Trübner | Veit & Comp. | Berlin 1968.

8°: π8 1'4 2-258 264 27-448 454; 356l.; [2], [i]-[xiii], [1] blank, [1]-684 p., 60 illus., index. Page size: 230 x 155 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, verso blank.; [i-ii], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [iii], "Inhaltsübersicht."; [iv], Blank.; [v], "Hugo Strunz, dem erfolgreichen Meister unseres Faches."; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-viii, "Vorwort."; [ix]-xi, "Vorwort (Nach Abschluss der Lieferung 5)." [xii], Blank.; [xiii], "Abkürzungen."; [1 page], Blank.; [1]-391, "Teil I."-new minerals and mineral names, 1959-1965.; [392], Blank.; [393]-439, "Teil II."-undescribed new minerals.; [440], Blank.; [441]-462, "Teil III."-redefined minerals.; [463]-515, "Teil IV."-discredited minerals.; [516], Blank.; [517]-651, "Anhang."; [652], Blank.; [653]-673, "Systematische Anordung der Neuen Mineralien und Neuen Mineralnamenauf Kristallchemischer Grundlage."; [674], Blank.; [675], "Berichtigungen."; [676], Blank.; [677]-684, "Register."

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73.

6. German, 1974-5 [Supplement 4, parts 1 & 2].
Handbuch Der | Mineralogie | Von | Dr. Carl Hintze | Geheimer Regierungsrat, | Weil. O.Ö. Professor and der Universität Breslau | Ergänzungsband IV | Neue Mineralien Und Neue Mineralnamen | (Mit Nachträgen, Richtigstellungen Und Ergänzungen) | Zusammengestellt Und herausgegeben Von | Dr. phil. Karl F. Chudoba | [... 2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Lieferung 1 [-2] | [ornament] | Walter De Gruyter & Co. | Vorm. G.J. Göschen'sche Verlagshandlung J. Guttentag, | Verlagsbuchhandlung Georg Reimer Kark J. Trübner | Veit & Comp. | Berlin 1974 [-1975].

2 parts. [Part 1: 1974] 8°: [i]-[xii], [1]-162, [2] publisher's list p., formula indexes.; [Part 2: 1975] 8°: [4], [163]-373, [1] blank, illus. Page size: 230 x 155 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [Part 1] [i-ii], Half title page, verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [v]-vi, "Vorwort."; [vii], "Inhaltsübersicht."; [viii], Blank.; [ix]-xii, "Abkürzungen."; [1]-108, "Teil I. Neue Mineralien mit vorläufiger kurzen Charakterisierung und neue Mineralnamen (1967-1973)."; [109]-149, "Teil II. Unbenannte neue Mineralien."; [150], Blank.; [151]-157, "1. Formelregister der neuen Mineralien."; [158]-160, "2. Formelregister der neuen unbenannten Mineralien."; [161]-162, "Chemisches Register der neuen unbennten Mineralien ohne Formel."; [2 pages], Publisher's list for Walter de Gruyter.

[Part 2] [2 pgs], Title page, verso copyright notice.; [1 pg], "Inhalt."; [1 pg], Blank.; [163]-373, "Teil IV. Neue Mineralien mit ausführlicher Charakterisierung und neue Mineralnamen (1967-1974)."; [1 pg], Blank.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 73.

Contents copyright © 2017 The Mineralogical Record, Inc. All rights reserved.  
Graphic design of this website by Wendell E. Wilson. Website programming by ASPConnections.net