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Albert-Auguste Cochon de Lapparent
LAPPARENT, Albert-Auguste Cochon de.

LAPPARENT, Albert-Auguste Cochon de.
(1839 - 1908)

(Born: Bourges, France, 30 December 1839; Died: Paris, France, 4 May 1908) French geologist & mineralogist.

From 1858 to 1860, Lapparent studied at the École Polytechnique, becoming an engineer in the Corps of Mines, and participating in drawing up a geological map of France. In 1875, he was appointed professor of geology and mineralogy at the Catholic Institute in Paris, where he remained. Lapparent was elected president of the French Geological Society in 1880. For his work Lapparent recieved many honors and was among others awarded a honory doctorate by Cambridge University.

Biographical references: ABF: I 236, 1-2; 1056, 314; II 414-422. Annales de Géographie: 17 (1909), no. 94, 344-7 [by E. de Margerie]. Barr, Index to Biographical Fragments, 1973: 149. Cleevely, World Palæontological Collections, 1983: 179. DSB: 8, 30-1 [by A. Cailleux]. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition. Geological Magazine: 45 (1908), nol 7, 334. Kettner, Radim., "Albert de Lapparent (1839, +1908)", Casopis pro Mineralogii a Geologii, 3, (1958), no. 3, 375-7, portrait. Lacroix, Alfred., "Notice historique sur Albert-Auguste de Lapparent" in: Académie des Sciences. Paris, 1920. Lacroix, Figures des Savants, 1932-8: 2, 187-222, plates 10-11. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 251. Mineralogical Magazine: 15 (1909), no. 70, 265-6 [by L.J. Spencer]. Poggendorff: 3, 775, 4, 839 & 5, 274. Proceedings of the Geological Society, London: 1908-9, p. lxviii-lxx [by W.J. Sollas]. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 1518 & Suppl. 1 (1986), 2, 578. WBI. World Who's Who in Science: 436.

1. French, 1884 [First edition].
Cours | De | Minéralogie | Par | A. De Lapparent | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Avec 519 Gravures Dans Le Texte | et une planche chromolithographiée | [ornament] | Paris | Librairie F. Savy | 77, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 77 | [short rule] | 1884.

8°: [4], [I]-XII, [1]-560 p., 519 illus., one chromolithographic plate (crystal uniaxes and biaxes).

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Cours | De | Mineralogie," verso advertisements.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [I]-IV, "Préface."; [V]-XII, "Table Des Matières."; [1]-524, Text.; [525]-560, "Lexique | Des Noms D'Espèces Et De Variétés | Employés En Minéralogie."

Very scarce. Lapparent's Cours de Minéralogiewas based on the ideas, then underestimated, of Bravais and of Mallard. This book is important because it is the first to be based on the important work of these two French crystallographers therefore offering new and powerful techniques for crystallography. In it, the mathematics of symmetry were practically applied for the first time to the theory of solids.

After a short introduction, the text is divided into three major sections: Geometrical Crystallography (p. 13-184), Physical Crystallography (p. 185-296), and the Descriptions of the Mineral Species (p. 297-524). A comprehensive index to the topics and mineral species mentioned concludes the book.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 75. DSB: 8, 30-1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th edition. NUC. USGS Library Catalog.

2. French, 1890 [2nd edition].
Cours | De | Minéralogie | Par | A. de Lapparent | [...2 lines of titles and membershps...] | Deuxième Édition | Revue Et Tres Augmentee | Avec 598 Gravures Dans Le Texte | Et Une Planche Chromolithographiée | Paris | Libraire F. Savy | [...one line of address...] | [short rule] | 1890.

8°: xvi, 647 p., 598 illus., one chromolithographic plate (crystal uniaxes and biaxes). Revised and enlarged edition. Page size: 165 x 250 mm. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

3. French, 1899 [3rd edition].
Cours de Minéralogie ... Paris, 1899.

8°: 702 p., 619 illus., one chromolithographic plate (crystal uniaxes and biaxes). Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

4. French, 1908 [4th edition].
Cours | De | Minéralogie | Par | A. De Lapparant | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Quatrième Édition | Revue Et Corrigée | [rule] | Avec 630 Gravures Dans Le Texte | Et Une Plance Chromolithographiée | [rule] | Paris | Masson Et Cie, Éditeurs | Libraires De L'Académie De Médicine | 120, Boulevard Saint-Germain | [rule] | 1908.

8°: 756 p., 630 illus., one chromolithographic plate (crystal uniaxes and biaxes).

Very scarce. This Course on Mineralogy treats in the first sections a thorough treatment of geometrical and physical crystallography, while another section is a descriptive mineralogy, employing a lexicon of the names of species and varieties employed known in the science.

Sections: 1. Cristallographie Géométrique. 2. Cristallographie Physique. 3. Description des Espèces Minérales.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

5. French, 1910.
La philosophie minérale les theories de la matiére, la cristallographie, les vicissitudes de la préhistoire, l'ancienneté de l'homme et les glaciers. Paris, Bloud, 1910.

8°:

Very scarce. Lapparent's Mineral Philosophy speculates on all aspects of the earth, including the early history of the earth, general theories of matter, crystallography, glaciers, mankind's reason for being, etc.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

6. French, 1889 [First edition].
Précis | De | Minéralogie | Par | A. De Lapparent | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | Avec 335 Gravures Dans Le Texte | Et Une Planche Chromolithographiée | Paris | Librairie F. Savy | 77, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 77 | [short rule] | 1889.

8°: [i]-xi, [1], [1]-383, [1] p., one chromolithographic plate (showing optical interference figures), 335 illus. Page size: 187 x 125 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], "Précis | De | Minéralogie," verso "Du Même Auteur" (=list of other works by the author).; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-xi, "Table Des Matières."; [1 pg], "Erratum."; [1]-514, Text.; [515]-541, "Appendice."; [542]-583, "Lexique | Des Noms D'Espèces Et De Variétiés | Usités En Minéralogie."; [1 pg], Blank.; [At end], one colored plate.

Very scarce. A late nineteenth century French textbook that gives much useful information on the crystallography and properties of minerals, including a long descriptive mineralogy in a small volume. It is well illustrated with the inclusion of 335 mostly crystal diagrams that accompany the mineral descriptions. At the conclusion is a long lexicon of the species names and varieties mentioned in the text.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

7. French, 1894 [2nd edition].
Précis de Minéralogie, par A. de Lapparent ... 2e édition ... Paris, F. Savy, 1894.

18°: XI, 384 p., one chromolithogaphic plates, illus. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

8. French, 1898 [3rd edition].
Précis de minéralogie. 3ème éd. rev. et cor. Paris, Masson et cie, 1898.

390 p., fold. col. pl., diagrs.

Very scarce. 1. Cristallographie-2. Description des espèces minérales.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC. USGS Library Catalog.

9. French, 1908 [5th edition].
Précis de minéralogie. 5. éd. rev. et cor. Paris, Masson et cie, 1908.

xi, 413 p. : col. ill. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: NUC. USGS Library Catalog.

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