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Philipp Engel Klipstein
KLIPSTEIN, Philipp Engel.

KLIPSTEIN, Philipp Engel.
(1747 - 1808)

(Born: Darmstadt, Germany, 4 August 1747; Died: Darmstadt, Germany, 14 July 1808) German geologist & palaeontologist.

Klipstein did early research on the stratigraphy of Hessen and Freyberg. He worked as a government assessor and lawyer advising on the values of properties. From 1767, he was secretary at the mining college in Giessen.

Biographical references: DBA: I 664, 67-93. Ferchl: p. 276. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: p. 237. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1275. Strieder, Grundlage zu einer Hessischen Gelehrten-, Schriftsteller- und Künstler-Geschichte, 18??-31, 19 vols.. WBI.

1. German, 1790.
Versuch einer mineralogischen Beschreibung des Vogelsgebirgs in der Landgrafschaft Hessen-Darmstadt. Berlin, F. Nicolai, 1790.

8°: 96 p.

Rare. This is an account of the Vogelsberg mountain range, an area of large volcanic masses with much faulting, located beyond the eartern rim of the Rhine basin.

Bibliographical references: Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliothek: 102 (1791), p. 459-460 [Review]. Allgemeine Literatur-Zeitung: Oct., 1790, p. 203. BL [953.a.17.(1.)]. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, p. 83 [Very good and scholarly]. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 359 [IX. 593.]. LKG: XIV 284.

Mineralogischer Briefwechsel, 1781

2. German, 1779-84 [Periodical].
Mineralogischer | Briefwechsel. | Herausgegeben | von | P.E. Klipstein, | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornament] | [rule] | I. Bändschen. | [ornate rule] | Giesen, | bey Justus Friederich Kriege, 1781.

2 vols. [Vol 1: 1779-81] 12°: 198, viii, 72, 4 p. [Vol 2: 1782-84] 12°: [3], 477, [1] p.

Rare. Edited by Klipstein, this is apparently a short lived mineralogical periodical that focused on issues and discoveres made in mining ventures. The British Library says that each volume is divided into four parts or Theilen. Apparently, publication ceased after the second volume was completed.

Bibliographical references: Allgemeine Deutsche Bibliothek: 40, p. 495 and 503, 46, p. 235, 54, p. 467, 56, p. 188, and 64, p. 110-111 [Reviews of the contents.]. Beckmann P.Ö.B.: 10, p. 406. BL [954.a.29.]. Dryander, Catalogus Banks, 1796-1800: 4, p. 307. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, p. 286. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 359 [VI. 180ab.]. LKG: VI 71 & 72a.

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