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Alexandre Félix G.A. Leymérie
LEYMÉRIE, Alexandre Félix Gustave Achille.

LEYMÉRIE, Alexandre Félix Gustave Achille.
(1801 - 1873)

(Born: 23 January 1801; Died: 5 October 1873) French mineralogist.

Leymérie was professor of mineralogy and geology at the University of Toulouse. He specialized in the geology of the Pyrenees and the Aquitaine Basin.

Biographical references: ABF: I 662, 147-151. Bulletin de la Société Géologique de France: 7 (1879), no. 3, 530-56. Cleevely, World Palæontological Collections, 1983: 185. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 1563. WBI.

1. French, 1857-9 [First edition].
Cours | De | Minéralogie | (Histoire Naturelle.) | Par | A. Leymerie, | Professeur á la Faculté des Sciences de Toulouse. | [ornate rule] | Première Partie. | [ornate rule] | [Next 3 lines of publisher information arranged in two columns with a vertical rule:] Paris, | Victor Masson, | Place de l'École-de-Méletine, 17. | [vertical rule] | Toulouse, | Louis Gimet, | Rue des Bolasses, 66. | [short rule] | 1857.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: [i]-xiv, [2], [1]-347 p. [Vol 2] 8°: [4], [1]-429 p.

Contents: [Vol 1] [i-ii], Half title page, "Cours | De | Minéralogie. | (Histoire Naturelle.)," verso printer's information.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-xiv, "Préface."; [1 pg], Errata.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-347, Text.

[Vol 2] No copy examined.

Rare. The author observes in his foreword that the field which had been assigned to mineralogy by Werner, Haüy and Brongniart, is invaded by an exclusively chemical or physical approach of this science. Its course is based essentially on the combined principles of Werner and Haüy. Illustrated by 356 figures engraved in text. Leymery, professor at the Faculty of Science of Toulouse, is the author of a "Description géologique et paléontologique des Pyrénées" (1878-81). He died during an excursion in the Pyrenees. Some parts of this course has been published in "Journal des Mines."

Bibliographical references: BL.

Cours de Minéralogie, 1867

2. French, 1867 [2nd edition].
Cours | de | Minéralogie | (Histoire Naturelle) | Par | A. Leymerie | Professeur A La Faculté Des Sciences De Toulousé | [short rule] | Deuxième Édition | [short rule] | Première Partie | [short rule] | [The next 3 lines are set in two columns separated by a vertical rule:] Paris | Victor Masson et Fils, | Place de l'Ecole de Médecine, 17. | [vertical rule] | Toulouse | Édouard Privat | Rue des Tourneurs, 45 | [short rule] | 1867.

8°: 828 p.

Scarce. The second editon of the textbook written by Leymérie to accompany the mineralogical lectures he presented at the ??.

3. French, 1880 [3rd edition].
Cours | de | Minéralogie | (Histoire Naturelle) | Par | A. Leymerie | Professeur A La Faculté Des Sciences De Toulousé | [short rule] | Troisième Édition | [short rule] | Première Partie | [short rule] | [The next 3 lines are set in two columns separated by a vertical rule:] Paris | G. Masson | Boulevard Saint-Germain, 120 | [vertical rule] | Toulouse | Édouard Privat | Rue des Tourneurs, 45 | [short rule] | 1880.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: [Vol 2] 8°: Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: Dana's 7th (Bibliography): 76.

4. French, 1879 [4th edition].
Éléments de minéralogie et de lithologie : ouvrage complémentaire des Élements de géologie par A. Leymerie. 4. éd. Paris, 1879.

8°: x, 279 p., illus. Very scarce.

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