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Adolph Theodor Kupffer
KUPFFER, Adolph Theodor.

KUPFFER, Adolph Theodor.
(1799 - 1865)

(Born: Mitau, in the Baltics, 1799; Died: 1865) German chemist & physicist.

Kuppffer taught chemistry and physics at the Univesity in Kazan. He was a member of the Academy in St. Petersburg and director there of the magnetic-meteorological Institute.

Biographical references: ADB. Baltisches Biographisches Archiv: 189, 29-47. DBA: I 726, 170a-184; II 775, 1-2. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 1332-3. WBI. Zvorykin, Biograficheskii Slovar, 1958: 1, 473.

1. German, 1825.
Preisschrift | über | genaue Messung der Winkel | an | Krystallen. | [double rule] | Von | Dr. Adolph Theodor Kupffer. | [ornate rule] | Gekrönt | von der physikalischen Klasse der Königlich-Preussischen Akademie der | Wissenschaften am 3. Juli 1823. | [rule] | Berlin. | Gedruckt in der Druckerei der Königl. Akademie | der Wissenschaften. | 1825. | [double rule] | In Commission be F. Dümmler.

4°: viii, 136 p., one plate.

Very scarce. The paper on the exact measurement of angles in crystals was awarded a prize by the Berlin Academy of Sciences.

Bibliographical references: Darmstädter, Berg-Büchlein, 1926: 365-6. NUC. Shafranovskii, Istoriia Kristallografii XIX Vek, 1980: p. ??.

2. German, 1831.
Handbuch | Der | Rechnenden Krystallonomie. | [tapered rule] | Von | A.T. Kupffer, | Mitglied De Kaiserlichen Akademie Der Wissenschaften Zu St. Petersburg. | [tapered rule] | St. Petersburg 1831. | Gedruckt In Der Buchdruckerei Der Kaiserlichen Akademie Der | Wissenschaften.

4°: [i]-viii, [1]-591, [1] p., diagrams.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Auf Verfügung der Akademie gedruckt. | ... April 1831..."; [iii]-vi, "Vorwort."-dated May 1831.; vii-viii, "Inhaltsverzeichniss."; [1]-591, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. An advanced mathematical treatment of crystallography that covers the application of trigonometrical techniques to measuring crystal faces. Together with practical examples, Kupffer supplies the theoretical proofs to his ideas.

Bibliographical references: NUC. Shafranovskii, Istoriia Kristallografii XIX Vek, 1980: p. ??.

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