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

Reginald Kneifl
KNEIFL (Kneifel), Reginald.

KNEIFL (Kneifel), Reginald.
(1761 - 1826)

(Born: Nieder-Lindewiese, Freywaldau, Austria, 11 January 1761; Died: Vienna, Austria, 7 December 1826) Austrian theologian & mineralogist.

From 1804 to 1807, Kneifl was the Praefect at the College in Auspitz in Mahren (Czech?). Then in 1808 he accepted an appointment as professor of mineralogy and zoology at the Theresian Academy in Vienna.

Biographical references: DBA: I 669, 360-366; II 722, 93-94. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Neue Nekrolog der Deutschen. Österreich Biographisches Lexikon. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1279. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

Das Mineralreich, 1811

1. German, 1811-2.
Das | Mineralreich. | [rule] | Ein Handbuch | für die Hörer der Philosophie. | [tapered rule] | Von | Reginald Kneifl | aus den frommen Schulen, Professor der Zoologie und | Mineralogie and der k.k. Theresianischen Ritterakademie. | [rule] | Erster [-Zweiter] Band. | [tapered rule] | Wein, 1811. | Bey Geistinger.

2 vols. [Vol 1: 1811] 8°: π2 A-Y8 Z6 (Z missigned Y); 183l.; [i]-iv, [1]-362 p.; [Vol 2: 1812] 8°: π1 A-U8 X4; 165l.; [2], [1]-328 p. Page size: 195 x 115 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-iv, "Vorerinnerung."; [1]-2, "Einleitung."; [3], "I. Theil. | [ornate rule] | Oryktognosie."; [4], Blank.; [5]-352, Text.; [353]-362, "Alphabetisches Verzeichniß."

[Vol 2] [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1]-268, Text, part I continued.; [269], "Zweyter Theil. | [ornate rule] | Geognosie."; [270], Blank.; [271]-304, Text.; [305]-318, "Anhang | zur Minerlogie: | Fossilien."; [319]-327, "Alphabetischen Verzeichniß | einiger in dieses Fach einschlagender Werke."

Scarce. A textbook of mineralogy and geognosy. The first part describes mineralogy from the standpoint of their physical properties. The second portion describes geology. A contemporary review suggests that "one becomes enriched from this well-known publication, which does not contain the critical circumspection usually found in works of this period."

Bibliographical references: Leonard's Taschenbuch: 7 (1812), 547. LKG: XII 190.

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