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Theodor Liebisch
LIEBISCH, Theodor.

LIEBISCH, Theodor.
(1852 - 1922)

(Born: Breslau, Germany, 29 April 1852; Died: Berlin, Germany, 9 February 1922) German petrologist & mineralogist.

Liebisch graduated from the University of Breslau with a petrographical dissertation in 1874. He became assistant to Gerhard vom Rath at Bonn, and afterwards curator of the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Berlin. Later, Liebisch was appointed successively professor of mineralogy and crystallography at Breslau (1880), Greifswald (1883), Königsberg (1884), Göttingen (1887) and Berlin (1908), retiring in 1921. From 1885 to 1921, he was one of the editors of the important Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie.

Biographical references: Centralblatt für Mineralogie: 1922, 417-22, portait. DBA: I 763, 209; II 812, 165-178. Mineralogical Magazine: 20 (1924), 264, portrait [by L.J. Spencer]. Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie und Paläontologie: 48 (1928) [Liebisch memorial volume]. Poggendorff: 4, 886-7 & 5, 743-4. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 1567. WBI.

1. German, 1881.
Geometrische | Krystallographie | Von | Dr. Th. Liebisch, | A.Ö. Professor Der Mineralogie An Der Universität Breslau. | [rule] | Mit 493 Holzschnitten. | [tapered rule] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Wilhelm Engelmann. | 1881.

8°: [i]-xii, [1]-464 p., diagrams.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Th. Liebisch, | Geometrische Krystallographie," verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso "Das Uebersetzungsrecht vorbehalten."; [v], Dedication to Professor Websky.; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-viii, "Vorwort."-signed Th. Liebisch, 17 August 1881.; [ix]-xii, "Inhaltsverzeichniss."; [1]-460, Text.; [461]-464, "Sachen-Register."

Very scarce. A textbook describing the geometric aspects of crystallography. It covers each of the crystallographical systems, explaining the techniques used for creating projections, measuring crystals, etc.

Bibliographical references: BL.

2. German, 1891.
Physikalische | Krystallographie | [rule] | Von | Dr. Th. Liebisch, | O.Ö. Professor Der Mineralogie An Der Universität Göttingen. | [rule] | Mit 298 Abbildungen Im Text Und Neun Tafeln. | [ornament] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Veit & Comp. | 1891.

8°: [i]-viii, [1]-614, [2] p., 9 plates (Taf. I-IX; one colored).

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig in Leipzig."; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort."; [v]-viii, "Inhalt."; [1]-600, Text.; [601]-603, "Erklärung der Tafeln."; [604]-607, "Autoren-Register."; [608]-614, "Sach-Register."; [2 pgs], Advertisements.; [At end], 9 plates.

Very scarce. A comprehensive, well illustrated textbook of advanced crystallography written in the style of Groth's Physikalische Krystallographie. It is designed to provide a through description of the subject, with numerous citations to the literature, and can provide a study for the beginner to the advanced student, including discussions of crystallographic instruments. It includes an author index and many, many bibliographical references.

Bibliographical references: BL. USGS Library Catalog.

3. German, 1896.
Grundriss | Der | Physikalischen | Krystallographie. | Von | Dr. Theodor Liebisch, | O.Ö. Professor Der Mineralogie An Der Universität Göttingen. | Mit 898 Figuren Im Text. | [ornament] | Leipzig, | Verlag Von Veit & Comp. | 1896.

8°: [i]-viii, [1]-506 p., illus., diagrams.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso "Druck von Metzger & Wittig, Leipzig."; [iii]-iv, "Vorwort."; [v]-viii, "Inhalt."; [1]-500, Text.; [501]-506, "Sach-Register."

Very scarce. A textbook describing various aspects of crystallography, including the crystal systems, and physical properties like thermal, electrical, magnetisim, dielectric, optical, hardness, pyroelectrictiy, etc.

Bibliographical references: BL. USGS Library Catalog.

4. German, 1901.
Die Synthese der Mineralien und Gesteine. Festrede im Namen der Georg-Augusts-Universität zur akademischen Preisverteilung am V. Juni MDCCCCI gehalten von Theodor Liebisch. Göttingen, Dieterich, 1901.

8°: 28 p.

Very scarce. Discussion of the synthesis of minerals and rocks.

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