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Johann Gottlieb Kern
KERN, Johann Gottlieb.

KERN, Johann Gottlieb.
(? - 1776)

(Born: ?; Died: 1776) German precious stone inspector.

Biographical references: DBA: I 641, 46-47; II 697, 80. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. NDB. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1247. WBI.

Schneckensteine, 1776

1. German, 1776 [First edition].
Johann Gottlieb Kern | vom | Schneckensteine | oder dem | sächsischen Topasfelsen. | [rule] | Zum erstenmal herausgegeben, | und | mit Anmerkungen vermehrt | von | Ignatz edlen von Born | [...4 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornament] | Mit fünf kupfertafeln. | [rule] | Prag 1776. | bey Wolfgang Gerle, Buchhändler.

8°: [8], 49, [1] errata p., 5 folding plates showing cross sections of the gem bearing veins. Page size: 250 x 192 mm.

Rare. Edited by Ignaz Edler von Born, this is the first comprehensive study of the famous topaz deposit at the Schneckenstein in Saxony, the source of many mineral specimens of crystals. The work was edited and published by Baron Ignatz von Born after the death of Kern in 1775. The interesting folding plates show the columnar rock mass from four cardinal points of the compass, the final plate depicts specimens of crystals.

Bibliographical references: Agassiz, Bibliographia Geologiæ, 1848-54: 3, 354. BMC: p. 971. NLM 17th Century Books (Krivatsy): no. 3373.

2. German, 1792 [2nd edition].
Johann Gottlieb Kern vom Schneckensteine oder dem sächsischen Topasfelsen. Zum erstenmal herausgegeben und mit anmerkungen vermehrt, von Ignatz Edlen von Born ... Neue Auflage. Dresden, 1792.

8°:

Very rare. Second edition, edited by Ignaz Edler von Born. About topaz from Saxony.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 199.

Bericht vom Bergbau, 1772

3. German, 1772.
Bericht vom Bergbau. | [Large onnament] | [double rule] | Leipzig, | bey Siegfried Leberecht Crusius, | 1772.

8°: 4°. [16], 312 p., engraved title page, 18 folding plates.

Rare. Published anonymously, but widely attibuted to Kern.

Bibliographical references: Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 304. Hoover Collection: no. 475. Zeitlinger & Sotheran, Bibliotheca Chemico, 1921-52: no. 2279.

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