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Jacob Leupold
LEUPOLD, Jacob.

LEUPOLD, Jacob.
( 1674 - 1727)

(Born: 25 July 1674; Died: 12 January 1727) German mathematician.

Biographical references: DBA: I 758, 446-456; II 807, 213-222. Hirsching, Historisch-literarisches Handbuch, 1794-1815. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. NDB. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1438. WBI.

1. German, 1726 [First edition].
Prodormus | Bibliothecæ | Metallicæ, | Oder, | Verzeichnis der meisten Schriff= | ten, so von Dingen, die | ad Regnum minerale | gezehlet werden, handeln; | Als da sind: | Die Metalle, Mineralien, Salien, Stei= | ne, Petrefacta, mancherley Erben, | und in Summa | Aller Fossilien, | was hiervon, so wohl | Historici, Physici, Chymici, Medici, | Mechanici, Juristen, als auch Theo- | logi geschrieben, | und was dergleichen Personen hiervon | zu wissen nützlich ist, | so colligiret und ferner fortgesetzet wird | von | Jacob Leupold. | [rule] | Leipzig, gedruckt bey Christoph Zunker.

8°: A-C4 2A4; 32l.; no pagination.

Very rare. A very early bibliography of mining, mineralogy, and metallurgy. According to Besterman, Leupold's Prodromous is the first separately published bibliography on mining and metallurgy.

Bibliographical references: Besterman, Bibliography of Bibliographies, 1965-6. BL [440.k.22.]. Dryander, Catalogus Banks, 1796-1800: p. 1. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 2. LKG: I 1. NUC [no copy listed].

Prodromus Bibliothecæ Metallicæ, 1732

2. German, 1732 [2nd edition].
Jacob Leupolds | Prodromus | Bibliothecæ | Metallicæ, | Oder | Verzeichnis der meisten Schriff= | ten/ so von Dingen/ | Die | Ad Regnum Minerale | gezehlet werden/ handeln; | Als da sind: | Die Metalle, Mineralien, Salien, Stei= | ne/ Petrifacta, mancherley Erden/ | und in Summa | Aller Fossilien, | Was hiervon/ sowohl Historici, Physici, Chymici, | Medici, Mechanici, Juristen, als auch Theologi geschrieben/ | Und was dergleichen Personen hiervon zu Wissen | nützlich ist/ | So Corrigirt/ ferner fortgezetzt und vermhrt worden | von | Franc. Ernst Bruckmann, | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornate rule] | Wolfenbüttel/ MDCCXXXII.

8°: [1]-157, [14] p.

Rare. Second augmented edition, edited by Franz Ernst Brückmann, consisting of a reworking of the first edition together with supplemental material bringing the work up to date with a total of c1750 entries. It contains information found no where else. For example, there are scattered references to collection catalogues of mineral collections with short notes on their fate. For example "Catalogus ... über Metallen und Mineralien" of Benedict Drechsler, a mining officer in Wunsiedel, is described, and this is the only reference to this particular work. Brückmann adds that his fine collection was destroyed by fire in 1731. Two other supplements taking the work to 1742 were published by Brückmann in his Epistolorum Itinerariarum Centuria, 1742-50.

Bibliographical references: Besterman, Bibliography of Bibliographies, 1965-6: 1890. BL [957.m.31.(1.)]. Dryander, Catalogus Banks, 1796-1800: p. 1. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 2. LKG: I 1. Petzholdt, Bibliotheca Bibliographica, 1866: p. 565-6.

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