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William Paget Jervis
JERVIS, William Paget.

JERVIS, William Paget.
(1831 - 1906)

(Born: 1831; Died: 1906) English mineralogist & museologist.

Jervis was born in India, lived in England from 1842 to c1859, and thereafter in Italy. He became curator of the Italian Industrial Museum in Turin and was the author of many papers on the minerals of Tuscany and other regions of Italy.

Biographical references: BBA: I 615, 309-310. Kirk, Critical Dictionary of English Literature, 1891. Knight, Cyclopaedia of Biography, 1856-72. Quarterly Journal of Geological Society of London: 63 (1907), p. lxvi [by Archibald Geikie]. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, p. 1391. WBI.

1. English, 1862 [First edition].
International Exhibition, 1862. | [double rule] | The Mineral Resources | Of | Central Italy; | Including A Description Of The | Mines And Marble Quarries. | By W.P. Jervis, F.G.S., | Assistant-General To The Italian Special Commissioners For The Exhibition. | [rule] | London: | Published By Edward Stanford, 6, Charing-Cross. | [rule] | 1862. | Price Three Shillings and Sixpence.

8: [10], [1]-88 p., illus. Rare.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Mineral Resources | Of | Central Italy," verso "General View Of The Marble Mountains Of Cabrara."; [2 pgs], Title page, verso "London: | Printed By Troucne, Cursitor-Street, Chancery-Lane."; [1 pg], "Preface."; [1 pg], Blank.; [Map showing Tuscany.]; [1 pg], "References To Map."; [1 pg], "Contents."; [1]-88, Text.;

Bibliographical references: BL [B.25.f.25].

2. Italian, 1868.
The Mineral Resources | Of | Central Italy: | Including | Geological, Historical, And Commerical Notices | Of The | Mines And Marble Quarries; | With A Supplement | Containing | An Account Of The Mineral Springs, | Accompanied By The Most Reliable Analyses. | By W.P. Jervis, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Illustrated With Original Engravings. | [rule] | London: | Edward Stanford, 6, Charing-Cross. | 1868. | [rule] | Price Five Shillings.

8: [6], [1]-132 p., 11 tables. Page size: 224 x 142 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Mineral Resources | Of | Central Italy," verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], "Preface."; [1 pg], "Contents."; [1]-88, Text.; [89]-90, "Index."; [91]-128, "Universal Exhibition, Paris, 1867, | Mineral Resources Of Central Italy | ..."; [129]-132, "Explanation Of The Abbreviations Employed."

Very scarce. The book covers the mineral resources of Central Italy, including descriptions of the marble, alabaster, serpentine, boracic acid, rock salt, iron, copper, lead, silver, mercury, antimony, manganese, other metalliferous minerals, and mineral fuel and oil.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 932. NUC. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 3215. USGS Library Catalog.

3. English, 1905.
The Minerals and Metals mentioned in the Old Testament their paramount influence on the social and religious history of the nations of antiquity. London, Harrison & Sons, 1905.

8: 24 p. Page size: 218 x 144 mm. Rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [03129.f.14.(3.)]. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 3217. USGS Library Catalog.

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