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Karel Kopecky
KOPECKY, Karel.

KOPECKY, Karel.
(1852 - 1920)

(Born: Havlíčkův Brod, Czech Republic, 2 January 1852; Died: Rychnov near Kněžnou, Czech Republic, 26 September 1920) Czech mineralogist & botanist.

Kopecky was from 1877 to 1910 a professor at the grammar school in Rychnov, where he taught natural science, mathematics, physics, geography, German, and folklore. He was an important botanist who developed a systematic classification scheme. He studied minerals, plants, birds, and hibernation in animals.

Biographical references: Czech National Library (NKC). Internet search. Stafleu & Cowan, Taxonomic Literature, 1976-88: ??, ??.

1. Czech, 1908.
Příroda A Její Divy Vi. | [ornate rule] | [underlined:] Sešit 46. [white space] [underlined:] Cena 40 h. | [A scenic view of the czech contry side showing a house and a cat wrap around the left side of the next 6 lines of text.] Procházky Přírodou. | Vi. | Velký Přírodopis. | Minerály. | Sepsal | Prof. K. Kopecky. | S 20 nádhernymi barevnymi tabulemi dle velkého atlasu R. Braunse. | Nakladatel I. L. Kober Knihkupectví V Praze. | Vodičkova Ulice.

4°: ?? p., 20 chromolithographic plates derived from Reinhard Brauns' Das Mineralreich (1903). A study of mineralogy and geology richly illustrated with color lithographic plates, and written in the old Czech language. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

Mineralogie , 1908

2. Czech, 1908 [First edition].
Mineralogie | A | Geologie | S použitim spisu Niew-Düllova, nejlepšich prací Crednera | Neumayra, Rosenbusche, Weinschenka, Zirkla a Zittla. | K českému vydáni upravil | Karel Kopecky, | I. | Mineralogie. | S 20 nádhernými bareynými tabulemi dle velkého atlasu R. Braunse, | na kterých zobrazeno jest 198 minerál{. u} a s 342 obrazy v textu. | V Praze. | Nakladatel I. L. Kober Knihkupectví. | 1908.

4°: ?? p., 20 chromolithographic plates showing 198 mineral specimens, 342 illus. The plates are derrived from Reinhard Brauns' Das Mineralreich (1903). A study of mineralogy and geology richly illustrated with color lithographic plates. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

3. Czech, 1916 [Another edition].
Mineralogie | S použitim spisu Nies-Düllova, nejlepšich prací Crednera | Neumayra, Rosenbusche, Weinschenka, Zirkla a Zittla. | K Českému Vydáni Upravil | Karel Kopecky, | professor gymnasia v Rychnově n. K. | S 343 Obrazy A 36 Přílohami. | [ornament] | Nakladatel I. L. Kober Knihkupec V Praze.

8°: [4], [1]-263, [1] p., 36 plates (black and white photos of geological subjects), 30 chromolithographic plates showing 170 total mineral specimens, 343 illus. No date of publication, but the Czech National Library says [1916]. Page size: 230 x 168 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [2 pgs], Blank, verso series title page, "Malý Brehm | [rule] | Svazek v. | Podáva | Karel Kopecký, | professor c.k. gymnasium v Rychnově n. K | [ornament] | Nakladatel I.L. Kober Knihkupectví V Praze."; [2 pgs], Title page, verso "Národní knihtiskárma I.L. Kobra v Praze."; [18 leaves, showing 36 double-sided, black and white photographic plates of geological formations.]; [1]-256, Text.; [257]-263, "Abecední ukazovatel." (=index).; [1 pg], Blank.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

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