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Franz Wolfgang Ritter von Kobell
KOBELL, Franz Wolfgang Ritter von.

KOBELL, Franz Wolfgang Ritter von.
(1803 - 1882)

(Born: Munich, Germany, 19 July 1803; Died: Munich, Germany, 11 November 1882) German mineralogist & poet.

From 1820 to 1823, Kobell studied chemistry and mineralogy at the University of Landshut. In 1826 he was appointed professor of mineralogy at the University of Munich. There he introduced new methods of mineral analysis, and in 1855 invented the stauroscope for studying the optical properties of crystals. Sometime before January 1839 he invented a process for fixing images of the camera obscura on paper coated with chloride of silver which led to the development of photography. Kobell described many new mineral species. But today, he is best remembered as one of the outstanding German writers of the nineteenth century.

Biographical references: ADB: 16, 789-96. Barr, Index to Biographical Fragments, 1973: 142. Bulletin de la Société Française de Minéralogie: 5 (1882), 297-9 [by G. Daubrée]. DBA: I 674, 206-211; II 726, 103-112. Dreyer, A., Franz von Kobell: sein Leben und seine Werke. Freising, F.P. Datterer, 1903. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition: 15, 884. Gernsheim, H., The history of photography from the earliest use of the amera Obscura in the Eleventh century up to 1914. London, 1955: p. 80. Haushofer, A., Franz von Kobell. Eine Denkschrift. München, Academie, 1884. 28 p. Kobell, F.v., Ausgewählte Werke. Eingeleitet und herausgegeben von Günter Goepfert. München, Süddeutscher Verlag, c1972. 278 p. [Bibliography of the author's works: p. 273-275.]. Kobell, L.v., Franz von Kobell. Eine Lebensskizze. München, Braun und Schneider, [1884]. [1]-66 p., portrait. [Biography of Franz von Kobell.]. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 239. NDB: 12, 238-40 [by K. Pörnbacher]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie: Jg. 1883, 1, 1-4 [by A. Haushofer]. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 1286-7 & 3, 731-2. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 1468. Schaedler, Biographisch Handwörterbuch, 1891: 59. WBI. World Who's Who in Science: 1737.

1. German, 1830-1.
Charakteristik | der | Mineralien | von | Franz von Kobell. | [rule] | I. Abtheilung. | Mit 1 Lithographirten Tafeln. | [double rule] | Nürnberg, | Bei Johann Leonhard Schrag. | 1830.

2 vols. [Vol 1: 1830] π2 1-168 χ1; 131l.; [4], [1]-255, [3] p., one plate (folding; crystal diagrams). [Vol 2: 1831] π1 1-198 204; 156l.; [2], [1]-306, [4] p. Page size: 202 x 122 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Campescher Druck."; [1 pg], Dedication to J.N. Fuchs.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-24, "Vorbericht."; [25]-26, "Bemerkung."; [27]-255, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1 pg], "Verbesserungen."; [1 pg], Blank.; [At end], One folding plate.

[Vol 2] [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Campescher Druck."; [1]-298, Text.; [299]-306, "Register."; [4 pgs], Publisher's list.

Very scarce. This is Kobell's first major work in mineralogy, and it gives detailed descriptions of the characteristics used to distinguish minerals from one another. Emphasis is placed on the physical properties including discussions of crystallography, hardness, color, luster, etc. The section on descriptive mineralogy arranges the species according to the Mohs system of classification.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 315. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214876].

2. German, 1832.
Ueber die Fortschritte der Mineralogie seit Hauy. Eine öffentliche Vorlesung gehalten in der festlichen Sitzung der konigl. bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften am 25. August 1832 von Dr. Franz von Kobell ... München, Joseph Lindauer'schen Buchhandlung, 1832.

8°: 26 p.

Rare. Reviews developments in mineralogy from 1801[?] to 1830.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214963].

Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien

Tafeln, 1833

3. German, 1833 [First edition].
Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem | und nassem Wege. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | [tapered rule] | [rule] | München, 1833. | [rule] | Gedruckt mit Dr. Carl Wolf'fchen Schriften.

4°: [1]-44 53; 19l.; [I]-VI, [7]-38 p. Page size: 256 208 mm.

Contents: [I-II], Title page, verso blank.; [III]-VI, "Vorwort."-dated 29 March 1833.; [7]-38, Text.

Rare. First edition of a very popular work that provides a series of tables showing the characteristics for frequently encountered mineral species, and that can be utilized in determining an unknown mineral. Included are physical properties, such as color, streak, fracture, etc. and chemical makeup, such as behavior before the blowpipe, reactions to acids, etc. Many students in the universities of Germany and abroad faithfully used these tables in their mineral species determination. As an indicator of the text's usefulness, it went through 17 German editions and was translated into French, Swedish, English, Spanish and Russian [see below].

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214945].

4. German, 1835 [2nd edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage. München, C. Wolf, 1835.

4°. [i]-x, [1]-68 p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC [no copy listed].

5. German, 1838 [3rd edition].
Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Veruche auf | trockenem und nassem Wege. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | [rule] | Dritte, vermehrte Auflage. | [tapered rule] | München 1838. | Joseph Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung | (C.T.F. Sauer).

8°: [i]-xviii, [1]-70 p. Page size: 220 x 125 mm. Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214946].

6. German, 1846 [4th edition].
Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem | und nassem Wege. | Von | Franz v. Kobell | [rule] | Vierte vermehrte Auflage. | [tapered rule] | München 1846. | Joseph Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung. | (C.T.F. Sauer.).

8°: π1 *7 1-48 54; 43l.; [i]-xvi, [1]-72 p. Page size: 202 x 118 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-xii, "Vorwort."-dated June 1846.; [xiii]-xvi, "Uebersicht."; [1]-66, Text.; [67]-72, "Register."

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214947].

7. German, 1853 [5th edition].
Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem | und nassem Wege. | Von Franz v. Kobell. | [rule] | Fünfte vermehrte Auflage. | [ornate rule] | München, 1853. | Joseph Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung.

8°: [i]-xvi, [1]-87, [1] p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214948].

8. German, 1858 [6th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Sechste vermehrte Auflage. München, J. Lindauer, 1858.

8°: [i]-xx, [1]-95, [1] p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214949].

9. German, 1861 [7th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Siebente vermehrte Auflage. München, Lindauer, 1861.

8°: [i]-xviii, [1]-102 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214950].

10. German, 1864 [8th edition].
Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Versuche auf trockenem | und nassem Wege. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | [rule] | Achte vermehrte Auflage. | [ornate rule] | München, 1864. | J. Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung. | (Schöpping.)

8°: [i]-xx, [1]-108 p. Page size: 204 x 132 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort zur siebenten Auflage."-signed Kobell, November 1860.; [v]-xvi, "Einleitung."; xvii-xx, "Uebersicht."; [1]-98, Text.; [99]-100, "Anhang."; [101]-108, "Register."

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214951].

11. German, 1869 [9th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Neunte vermehrte Auflage. München, J. Lindenauer, 1869.

8°: [i]-xxii, [1]-110 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214952].

12. German, 1873 [10th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Zehnte vermehrte Auflage. München, J. Lindauer, 1873.

8°: [i]-xx, [1]-108 p. Page size: 215 x 135 mm. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214953].

13. German, 1878 [11th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Elfte vermehrte Auflage. München, J. Lindauer, 1878.

8°: [i]-xxiv, [1]-110 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214954].

Oebbeke's Stewardship

In 1882 after the death of Kobell, authorship of the Tafeln transferred to Konrad Oebbeke. Oebbeke [1853-1 Febr. 1932] was professor of mineralogy and geology at the Technical High School of Munich from 1895 to 1927. He was a competent mineralogist who continued to update the text writing the final six editions until the last issue appeared in 1921.

14. German, 1884 [12th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Zwöte verhemrte Auflage. München, 1884.

8°: [i]-xxiv, [1]-108, [2] p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: Mineralogical Magazine: 23 (1933), ?? [by L.J. Spencer]. NUC: 301, 139-44 [no copy listed]. Poggendorff: 6, 1896.

15. German, 1894 [13th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Dritzehnen neu bearbeitet und verhemrte Auflage von K. Oebbeke ... München, J. Lindenauer, 1894.

8°: [i]-xxiv, [1]-117 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214955].

16. German, 1901 [14th edition].
Franz v. Kobell's | Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem | und nassem Weg. | [rule] | Vierzehnte neu bearbeitet und verhemrte Auflage | von | K. Oebbeke. | [ornament] | München, 1901. | J. Lindauersche Buchhandlung | (Schöpping).

8°: [i]-xxiv, [1]-122 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214956].

17. German, 1907 [15th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Fifteenth neu bearbeitet und verhemrte Auflage von K. Oebbeke. München, J. Linderauer, 1907.

8°: [i]-xxvii, [1]-125 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214957].

18. German, 1912 [16th edition].
Franz v. Kobell's | Tafeln | zur | Bestimmung der Mineralien | mittelst | einfacher chemischer Veruche | auf trockenem und nassem Wege | [rule] | Sechzehnte neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Auflage | von | K. Oebbeke | o. Professor an der K. Technischen Hochschule | [ornament] | München 1912 | J. Lindauersche Buchhandlung | (Schöpping).

8°: [i]-xxx, [1]-128 p. Page size: 200 x 135 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "K.B. Hof= und Univ=Buchdruckerei von Junge & Sohn in Erlangen."; [iii], "Vorwort."-signed K. Oebbeke, October 1911.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-xx, "Einleitung."; [xxi], Table of chemical elements.; [xxii]-xxv, "Literature."; xxvi-xxx, "Übersicht."; [1]-115, Text.; 116-118, "Anhang."; [119]-128, "Register."

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214958].

19. German, 1921 [17th edition].
Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien mittelst einfacher chemischer Veruche auf trockenem und nassem Wege. Siebenten vermehrte Auflage. München, 1921.

8°: [i]-xxv, [1]-128 p. Rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC [no copy listed].

French editions

20. French, 1836 [First French edition].
Tableaux pour reconnaitre les mineraux au moyen d'essais chimiques simples par la voie seche et par la voie humide. Traduits de la 2nd edition Allemande par E. Melly. Genve, Impr. de C. Grauz, 1836.

8°: [1]-82 p., table.

Rare. Translation by E. Melly from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (2nd ed., München, 1838). A folding synoptic table is appended.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 82, 422.

21. French, 1838 [2nd French edition].
Tableaux pour reconnaitre les mineraux au moyen d'essais chimiques simples par la voie seche et par la voie humide. Traduits de la 2nd edition Allemande par E. Melly. Berne et Coire, J.F.J. Dalp., 1838.

8°: [1]-82 p., table.

Rare. Translation by E. Melly from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (2nd ed., München, 1838). A folding synoptic table is appended.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 82, 422.

Swedish edition

22. Swedish, 1838 [Swedish edition].
Tabeller | för | Mineraliers bestämmande | medelst enkla kemiska försök på | torra och våta vägen; | af | Franz von Kobell, | Professor i München. | [tapered rule] | öfversättning ifrån andra tyska upplagan | af | L. F. Svanberg. | [ornate rule] | Stockholm, | Nordströmska Boktryckeriet, | 1838.

8°: [1]-[6]8 74 [8]2; 54l.; [1]-108 p.

Contents: [1-2], Title-page, verso blank.; [3]-10, Forword.; [11]-108, Text.

Rare. Translation by L.F. Svanberg [1805-1878] from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (2nd ed., München, 1838). \Jkjellman

Bibliographical references: NUC [no copy listed]. SWIM.

English edition

23. English, 1841 [English edition].
Instructions | For The | Discrimination Of Minerals | By | Simple Chemical Experiments. | By | Franz Von Kobell, | Professor Of Mineralogy In The University Of Münich. | Translated From The German, | By RobertCorbet Campbell. | Glasgow: | Published By Richard Griffin & Company, | And Thomas Tegg, London. | [rule] | MDCCCXLI.

8°: [i]-xii, [1]-51, [1] p., illus. Page size: 202 x 118 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v], "Advertisement."-dated 20 February 1841.; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-xii, "Introduction."; [1]-46, Text.; [47]-51, "Index."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Translation by Robert Corbet Campbell from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (2nd ed., München, 1838). A folding synoptic table is appended.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214910].

Spanish edition

24. Spanish, 1872 [Spanish edition].
Tablas para determinar los minerales mediante sencillos ensayes químicos por la via húmida y seca. Traducidas del alemán según la edicion nona por Teodoro Wolf. Quinto, Imprenta Nacional, 1872.

8°: [i]-x, [1]-88 p.

Rare. Translation by Teodoro Wolf from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (??,??).

Bibliographical references: Maffei & Rua Figuera, Bibliografía Mineral, 1871-2. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214944].

Russian editions

Tablicy, 1861

25. Russian, 1861 [First Russian transl.].
Таблиcы для опредиеления Минералов помощьиу простыh испытаний суким и мокрым путем Франтса фон Кобеллиа. Перевел с ниеметскаго соchинения ... 1861.

12°: π7 1-86 95; 60l.; [I]-XIV, [1]-104, [2] p. Page size: 200 x 125 mm.

Contents: [I-II], Title page, verso SPHC.; [III], `.....

Rare. REDO THE TITLE AND CONTENTS.....

Bibliographical references: NUC [no copy listed].

26. Russian, 1894 [2nd Russian edition].
Таблиcы для опредиеления Минералов помощьиу простыh испытаний суким и мокрым путем Франтса фон Кобеллиа. Перевел с ниеметскаго соchинения: Franz von Kobell's Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien, 13.\ neu bearbeitete und vermehrte Aufl.\ von K. Oebbeke (1894) и дополнил, А. Лесh. Русское изд. 2. St. Petersburg: Izd. K.L. Rikkera, 1894.

8°: [2], [i]-xxxv, [1], [1]-108 p. ("Literatura," p. [xxix]-xxxi).

Rare. Translation by Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Lesh [1837-1889] from Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien (13th ed., München, 1894).

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [no copy listed].

Grundzüge der Mineralogie

Grundzüge der Mineralogie, 1838

27. German, 1838.
Grundzüge | der | Mineralogie. | Zum | Gebrauche Bey Vorlesungen, Sowie | Zum Selbststudium Entworfen | von | Franz von Kobell, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [rule] | Mit 4 Auf Stein Gravirten Tafeln. | [double rule] | Nürnberg, | Bei Johann Leonhard Schrag. 1838.

8°: π4 1-218 224 232; 178l.; [i]-viii, [1]-348 p., 4 folding plates (showing crystal forms and instruments), index to minerals. Page size: 220 x 125 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-viii, "Vorwort."; [1]-4, "Einleitung."; [5]-144, "I. Hauptstück. Terminologie."; 145-154, "II. Hauptstück. Systematik."; 155, "III. Hauptstück. Nomenklatur."; 156-162, "IV. u. V. Hauptstück. Charakteristik und Physiographie."; [163], "Charakteristik."; [164], Blank.; 165-332, Text.; [333]-336, "Inhalt."; [337]-346, "Alphabetischer Index zur Charakteristik."; 347, "Als Druckfehler und Verbesserungen sind zu erwähnen."; 348, "Neue Verlag von J.L. Schrag in Nürnberg."; [At end], 4 folding plates.

Rare. Kobell's enlargement of Berzelius' system which classified minerals according to their chemical composition. In this important work, Kobell expands the chemical analyses of minerals in new directions. It is based upon the newest discoveries in mineralogy, especially the work carried on by Thomas Thomson in Outlines of Mineralogy, Geology and Mineral Analysis (2 vols., London, 1836), as well as Kobell's own researches. He utilizes the theories of Naumann in crystallization. He ignores species about which their chemical composition is not known.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214905].

Die Mineralogie

28. German, 1847 [First edition].
Die | Mineralogie. | [tapered rule] | Leichtfaßlich dargestellt | mit Rücksicht auf | das Vorkommen der Mineralien, ihre technische | Benützung, Ausbringen der Metalle &c. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | [tapered rule] | Mit zwei Tafeln Krystallabbildungen. | [ornate rule] | Nürnberg. | Verlag von Johann Leohnard Schrag. | 1847.

8°: π3 1-138 142; 109l.; [i]-vi, [1]-211, [1] p., 2 plates (folding; showing cyrstal diagrams). Page size: 190 x 116 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort"-signed Kobell.; [v]-vi, "Inhalt."; [1]-203, Text.; [204]-211, "Register."; [1 pg], "Dampescher Druck.";

Rare. A highly popular mineralogy textbook that provides in a relatively small space essential information useful to the beginner and student. Crystallography, optical and physical properties, systematic, nomenclature, mineral descriptions are all covered with the whole being illustrated by crystal diagrams.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214917].

29. German, 1858 [2nd edition].
Die | Mineralogie. | Leichtfaßlich dargestellt | mit Rücksicht auf | das Vorkommen der Mineralien, ihre technische Benützung, | Ausbringen der Metalle &r. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | Zweite umgearbeitete Auflage. | Mit 4 Tafeln Abbildungen. | [rule] | Leipzig: | Friedrich Brandstetter, | 1858.

8°: π4 1-158 164; 146l.; [i]-viii, [1]-284 p., 4 plates (folding; 2 show crystal diagrams, 2 showing apparatus including goniometers). Page size: 205 x 130 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Die Mineralogie. | Von | Franz von Kobell.", verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-vi, "Inhalt."; [vii]-viii, "Vorwort."-signed Kobell, April 1858.; [1]-232, Text.; [233]-240, "Anhang. Formeln zur Berechungen der Krystalle."; [241]-248, "Register."

Very scarce. The enlarged text closely follows the structure of the first edition. The four plates show a total of 80 figures.

Bibliographical references: American Journal of Science: 2nd Series, 25 (1858), 151. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK 0214918].

30. German, 1864 [3rd edition].
Die Mineralogie. Leichtfaßlich dargestellt mit Rücksicht auf das Vorkommen der Mineralien, ihre technische Benützung, Ausbringen der Metalle &c. Von Franz von Kobell. Dritte vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1864.

8°: viii, 264 p. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 317. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214919].

31. German, 1872 [4th edition].
Die Mineralogie. Leichtfaßlich dargestellt mit Rücksicht auf das Vorkommen der Mineralien, ihre technische Benützung, Ausbringen der Metalle &c. Von Franz von Kobell. Vierte vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1872.

8°: vi, 272 p., 6 lithographic plates. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214921].

32. German, 1876 [5th edition, issue A].
Die Mineralogie. Fünfte vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1876.

8°: viii, 252 p., illus. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214920].

33. German, 1878 [5th edition, issue B].
Die Mineralogie. Fünfte vermehrte Auflage. Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1878.

8°: viii, 252 p., illus. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: American Journal of Science: 3rd Series, 15 (1878), 482. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214920].

34. German, 1899 [6th edition].
... Lehrbuch der Mineralogie in Leichtfaßlicher Dargestellung. Sechste Auflage ... völlig neu bearbeitet von K. Oebbeke und E. Weinschenk ... Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1899.

8°: vii, [1], 338 p., 301 illus. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214912].

35. German, 1913 [7th edition].
... Lehrbuch der Mineralogie in Leichtfaßlicher Dargestellung. Siebente neu bearbeitet Auflage ... völlig neu bearbeitet von K. Oebbeke und E. Weinschenk ... Leipzig, Friedrich Brandstetter, 1913.

8°: vii, [1], 405 p., illus., diagms. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214913].

English edition

Mineralogy Simplified: A Short Method of Determining and Classifying Minerals by Means of Simple Chemical Experiments in the Dry and Wet Way. Translated from the last German edition of F. von Kobell ... by Dr. Henri Erni. (Philadelphia, 1867)
See under: Erni, Henry.

French editions

36. French, 1872 [First French edition].
Les Minéraux | Guide Pratique | pour leur | Détermination Sûre Et Rapide Au Moyen De Simples Recherches | Chimiques Par Voie Séche Et Par Voie Humide. | A l'usage des Chimistes, Ingénieurs, Industriels, etc. | Par | F. De Kobell | [short rule] | Publié D'Après La Dixième Édition Allemand | Par le Comte Ludovic De La Tour-Du-Pin | Aavant-Propos et Additions | Par F. Pisani | Professeur De Chimie Et De Minéralogie. | [ornament] | Paris | J. Rothschild, Éditeur | 13, Rue Des Saints-Pères, 13 | 1872.

16°: π8 *8 1-108; 96l.; [4], [i]-xxviii, 1-156, [4] p. Page size: 157 x 100 mm.

Contents: [4 pgs], Advertisements.; [i-ii], Half title page, verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso "Strasbourg, Typographie De G. Silbermann."; [v]-viii, "Avant-Propos."-signed F. Pisani.; [ix]-xxii, "Introduction."; [xxiii]-xxviii, "Table Synoptique."; 1-150, Text.; [151]-156, "Tableau Alphabètique."; [4 pgs], "Comptoir | Minéralogique Et Géologique | De | F. Pisani."

Scarce. Translation by Comte Ludovic De La Tour-Du-Pin of Die Mineralogie (10th ed., München, 1873), with a preface and additions by F. Pisani. It was intended to be used by chemists, engineers, manufacturers, etc., by helping those that had some knowledge of chemistry to rapidly and exactly analysis the composition of a mineral.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 82 422. Nature: 22 October 1874, p. 500. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214924].

37. French, 1875 [2nd French edition].
F. De Kobell | Les Minéraux | Guide Pratique | pour | Leur Détermination Sure Et Rapide | Au Moyen De Simples Recherches Chimiques | Par Voie Sèche Et Par Voie Humide | [rule] | Deuxième Édition française, traduite et revue | Par Le Comte Ludovic De La Tour Du Pin | Membre correspondant de l'Académie des Sciences et de la Société | d'Agriculture de la Scine-Inférieure | Avant-Propos Et Nombreuses Additions | Par F. Pisani | Professeur de Chimie et de Minéralogie | [ornament] | Paris | J. Rothschild, Éditeur | 13, Rue Des Saints-Péres, 13 | 1875.

16°: xviii, 163 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214925].

38. French, 1879 [3rd French edition].
F. De Kobell. Les Minéraux Guide Pratique pour Leur Détermination Sure Et Rapide Au Moyen De Simples Recherches Chimiques Par Voie Sèche Et Par Voie Humide Troisième Édition française, traduite et revue ParLe Comte Ludovic De La Tour Du Pin ... Avant-Propos Et Nombreuses Additions Par F. Pisani. Paris, J. Rothschild, Éditeur, 1879.

18°: xviii, 163 p. Scarce.

Bibliographical references: CBN: 82, 422.

Skizzen aus dem Steinreiche

39. German, 1850.
Skizzen | aus dem | Steinreiche. | [ornate rule] | Geschrieben | für die | gebildete Gesellschaft | von | Franz v. Kobell. | [ornate rule] | München. | Verlag von Christian Kaiser. | [rule] | 1850.

8°: π4 1-118; 92l.; [i]-vi, [2], [1]-256 p. Page size: 175 x 115 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii], Dedication.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-vi, "Vorwort"-signed Kobell, December 1849.; [2 pgs], Blanks.; [1]-249, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.; [251]-256, "Register."

Very scarce. In Sketches from the Mineral Kingdom Kobell gives four essays that provide discussions in a popular style on precious stones, ordinary stones, precious metals and finally on common metals and their ores. Well received in Germany within a few years it had been translated into English.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214943].

English editions

40. English, 1852 [English transl.].
The | Earth, Plants, And Man. | Popular Pictures Of Nature. | By | Joachim Frederic Schouw, | Professor Of Botany In The University Of Copenhagen. | And | Sketches From The Mineral Kingdom. | By | Francis Von Kobell. | Translated And Edited By | Arthur Henfrey, F.R.S., F.L.S., &c. | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | London: | Henry G. Bohn, York-Street, Covent Garden. | 1852.

8°: π3 B-Z8 A-Cc8 Dd1; 204l.; [6], [1]-402 p., hand-colored frontispiece showing a map of the world. Page size: 180 x 120 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Bohn's Scientific Library | [rule] | The Earh, Plants, And Man. | And | The Mineral Kingdom.", verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Whiting, Beaufort House, Strand."; [1 pg], "Contents."; [1 pg], "Preface."; [1]-394, Text.; [395]-402, "Index."

Scarce. English translation of a general natural history on plants and geography that also includes Kobell's Sketches from the Mineral Kingdom. This appears to be the first appearance in English of Kobell's work, although it was published separately as its own book. The text closely follows the content of the original Skizzen aus dem Steinreiche (München, 1850).

Bibliographical references: NUC [?????????].

41. German, 1852.
Popular Sketches | from | The Mineral Kingdom. | [rule] | By Francis Von Kobell. | [rule] | Translated From The German. [London, 1852]

8°. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

42. German, 1847.
Sketches from the Mineral Kingdom. Translated and editied by A. Henfrey. [London,] 1847.

8°.

Very scarce. PART OF THE J.F SCHOUW SERIES ???????

Die Mineral-Namen

Die Mineral-Namen, 1853

43. German, 1853.
Die | Mineral-Namen | und die | Mineralogische Nomenklatur. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | München, 1853. | Literarisch-artistische Anstalt | der J.G. Cotta'schen Buchhandlung.

8°: π2 1-108 112; 84l.; [4], [1]-160, [2], [2] adverts. p. Page size: 217 x 128 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Dedication to Wilhelm Haidinger.; [1 pg], Blank; [1]-5, "Einleitung."; 5-9, "I. [Namen aus der griech. u. scandinavisch-deutschen Mythologie]."; 9-36, "II. [Namen nach Gelehrten und Freunden der Mineralogie]."; 37-52, "III. [Namen nach den Fundorten]."; 52-60, "IV. [Namen nach der Krystallisation und Strucktur]."; 62-71, "V. [Namen nach der Farber]."; 71-77, "VI. [Namen n. Härte, spec. G., Glanz, Pellucidität u.a. phys. Eigenschaften]."; 77-91, "[VII. Namen n.d. chemischen Verhalten und d. chem. Zusammensetzung]." 91-103, "VIII. [Namen nach willführlichen Beziehungen und Deutungen]."; 103-112, "IX. [Namen unbekannten oder zweiselhaften Ursprungs]."; 112-136, "[Rückblick und Folgerungen]."; [137]-160, "Register mit Angabe der Synonimen."; [161], "Ergänzungen."; [1 pg], Blank; [2 pgs], Advertisements.

Very scarce. An attempt to set mineralogical nomenclature into a common system. The author divides the subject into names derived from: 1. Greek and German mythology, 2. mineralogists and friends of mineralogy, 3. localities, 4. crystallization and structure, 5. color, 6. physical properties such as hardness, specific gravity, luster, etc., 7. chemical composition and reaction, 8. peculiarities, uses or allusions and 9. unknown or questionable origin. After discussing the importance of a universal nomenclature for different countries, Kobell gives several rules for naming minerals. For example, names derived from persons or localities should be written according to their original orthography, and not altered for each different language. Greek should be preferred over Latin, and the first name given a species should be preserved only when it adheres to these principles. The author commanded great authority in mineralogy, and many of the species names he suggested or endorsed are still in use today.

Bibliographical references: American Journal of Science: 2nd Series, 17 (1854), 79-81. Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214914].

Die Mineralogie.\ Populäre Vorträge.

44. German, 1862.
Die Mineralogie. Populäre Vorträge. Mit 67 Holzschnitter bildern (im Text). Frankfurt, Darmstadt, 1862.

8°: [1]-258 p., illus. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214921].

Swedish edition

45. Swedish, 1862 [Swedish transl.].
Populära Föredrag | i | Mineralogi | af | Franz von Kobell, | Med 68 Träsnitt. | [short rule] | öfversatta | af | G. Lindström. | [short rule] | Stockholm | Axel Hellstrens Förlag. | 1862.

8°: π2 18 2-128 [13]4; 102l.; [4], [1]-192, [8] p., 154 illus.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page verso blank.; [2 pgs], Contents, Errata.; [1]-192, Text.; [6 pgs], Index; [2 pgs], Advertisments.

Very scarce. Translation by G. Lindström [1829-1901] from Die Mineralogie. Populäre Vorträge (München, 1862). \Jkjellman

Bibliographical references: NUC [no copy listed]. SWIM.

Dutch edition

46. Dutch, 1868 [Dutch transl.].
De Mineralogie. Populaire voordragten. Translated by H. van Riemsdijk. Breda, Broese, 1868.

8°: [4], 279 p., 67 woodcuts.

Very scarce. Translated by H. van Riemsdijk this is the only Dutch edition of this popular mineralogical work.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [no copy listed].

Geschichte der Mineralogie

Geschichte der Mineralogie, 1864

47. German, 1864.
Geschichte | der | Mineralogie. | Von 1650-1860. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | Mit 50 Holzschnitten und einer lithographirten Tafel. | [In two columns separated by an ornament] Auf Veranlassung | und mit Unterstützung | seiner Majestät | des Königs von Bayern | Maximilian II. | [ornament] | Herausgegeben | durch die | historische Commission | bei der | Königl. Academie der | Wissenschaften. | [rule] | München. | Literarisch=artistische Anstalt | der J.G. Cottaschen Buchhandlung. | 1864.

8°: π8 1-448; 360l.; [i]-xvi, [1]-703, [1] p., 50 illus., one plate.

Contents: [i-ii], Blank, verso series title page, "Geschichte der Wissenschaften in Deutschland ..."; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-xiv, "Vorwort."; [xv]-xvi, "Inhalt."; [1], "I. Geschichte der Mineralphysik, Mineralchemie und Systematik. Von 1650 bis 1860."; [2], Blank.; [3]-33, "Geschichte der Mineralogie. I. Von 1650 bis 1750. 1. Mineralphysik."; 33-57, "I. Von 1650 bis 1750. 2. Mineralchemie."; 57-68, "I. Von 1650 bis 1750. 3. Systematik. Nomenklatur."; 68-70, "Ueberblick der Periode von 1650 bis 1750."; 70-116, "II. Von 1750 bis 1800. 1. Mineralphysik."; 116-154, "II. Von 1750 bis 1800. 2. Mineralchemie."; 155-176, "II. Von 1750 bis 1800. 3. Systematik. Nomenklatur."; 177-180, "Ueberblick der Periode von 1750 bis 1800."; 180-303, "II. Von 1800 bis 1860. 1. Mineralphysik."; 303-331, "III. Von 1800 bis 1860. 2. Mineralchemie."; 332-364, "III. Von 1800 bis 1860. 3. Systematik."; 364-372, "III. Von 1800 bis 1860. 4. Nomenklatur."; 372-382, "Ueberblick."; [383], "II. Geschichte der Mineralgattungen (Species). Von 1650 bis 1860."; [384], Blank.; [385]-388, "Geschichte der Mineralien Gattungen (Species). Von 1650 vis 1860."; 388-536, "I. Gruppen der nichtmetallischen Mineralien."; 536-684, "II. Gruppen der metallischen Mineralien."; 684-690, "Anhang. Verbindungen mit organischen Säuren."; [691]-703, "Namenregister der Mineralspecies."; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Among the best histories of mineralogy is Kobell's treatment of its progress from 1650 to 1860. The book is divided into two parts. The first of these is divided into three sections. The first section, covering the years 1650 to 1750, includes the period when mineralogy was first beginning to emerge as a true scientific discipline; the second section, extending from 1750 to 1800, examines the advances in chemistry, physics and crystallography that altered the course of mineralogy; the third section describes the years from 1800 to 1860 when methods of modern scientific investigation were applied. In each of these sections the author examines separately the physical, chemical, and systematic divisions of the science. In the final section, 1800 to 1860, there are further subdivisions into crystallography, optics, electricity, hardness, specific gravity, nomenclature, and magnetism. The second half of the book chronicles the history of about 200 individual mineral species. For each mineral listed, the time, the story of its discovery, together with many additional details, are given. An index to the described mineral species is included at the end; however, the book, published as number two of a 24 volume series about the history of science, was probably rushed into publication, which would explain why no comprehensive index to the history section is included.

Facsimile reprint, 1964: Geschichte | der | Mineralogie. | Von 1650-1850. | Von | Franz von Kobell. | Mit 50 holzschnitten und einer lithographirten Tafel. | [rule] | München. | Literarisch=artistische Anstalt | der J.G. Cottaschen Buchhandlung. | 1864. | Reprinted with the permission of the original publishers | [In two columns] Johnson Reprint Corporation | 111 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 | Johnson Reprint Company Limited | Berkeley Square House, London, W.1. [i]-xvi, [1]-703 p., 50 illus., plate.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. Freilich Sale Catalog: no. 316. NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214904].

48. German, 1867.
Zur Berechnung | der | Krystallformen. | von | Franz v. Kobell. | [ornate rule] | München | Joseph Lindauer'sche Buchhandlung | 1867.

8°: [2], 54 p., 51 illus. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC: 301, 139-44 [NK0214974].

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