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Auguste Michel-Lévy
MICHEL-LÉVY, Auguste.

MICHEL-LÉVY, Auguste.
(1844 - 1911)

(Born: Paris, France, 17 August 1844; Died: Paris, France, 24 September 1911) French petrologist & mineralogist.

Michel-Lévy was a brilliant student, and is today called one of the pioneers of microscopic petrology. His interest turned to geology, and in 1862 he matriculated at the Polytechnic School, then entered the School of Mines, from which he graduated at the head of his class in 1867. From 1870 he made his career with the government Geological.

Biographical references: ABF: II 464, 242-244. Barr, Index to Biographical Fragments, 1973: 177. DSB: 9, 366-7. Poggendorff: 4, 877-8. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 1713-4. WBI. World Who's Who in Science: 1173.

1. French, 1888.
Les | Minéraux | Des Roches | 1° Application Des Méthodes Minéralogiques Et Chimiques | A Leur Étude Microscopique | Par | A. Michel Lévy | Ingénieur en chef des mines, | Directeur du service de la Carte géologique détaillée de la France. | 2° Données Physiques Et Optiques | Par A. Michel Lévy et Alf. Lacroix | [rule] | Avec 218 figuers dans le texte et une planche coloriée. | [ornament showing a polarizing microscope] | Paris | Librairie Polytechnique, Baudry Et Cie, Éditeurs | 15, Rue Des Saints-Pères, 15 | Maison A Liège, Rue Lambert-Lebègue, 19 | [short rule] | 1888 | Tous droits réservés.

8°: [i]-xi, [1], [1]-334, [2] p. Page size: 242 x 150 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, verso blank.; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-vi, "Avant-Propos."; [vii]-viii, "Introduction."; [ix]-xi, "Table Des Matieres."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-327, Text.; [328], Blank.; [329]-334, "Index."; [plate?-missing from copy examined].; [1 pg], "Errata."; [1 pg], "Évreux, Imprimerie De Charles Hérissey."

Very scarce. An excellent early textbook on microscopical mineralogy and petrology that contains much original research. The first portion deals with the theoretical aspects of the study and was authored by Michel-Lévy. The second section dealing with the physical and optical data for all important species was written by both authors.

Bibliographical references: American Journal of Science: 3rd Series, 37 (1889), 414-5.

2. French, 1889.
Tableaux | Des | Minéraux Des Roches | Résumé De Leurs Propriétés | Optiques, Cristallographiques Et Chimiques | Par | A. Michel Lévy | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Et | A. Lacroix | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | [ornate rule] | Paris | Librairie Polytechnique Baudry et Cie, Éditeurs | 15, Rue Des Saints-Pères, 15 | Maison A Liége, 7, Rue Des Dominicains, 7 | [short rule] | 1889.

4°: ?? p. (unpaginated).

Rare. These tables form a useful supplement to the authors' Minéraux des Roches (Paris, 1888). The material given in the previous work is here published in a convient tabular form.

Bibliographical references: American Journal of Science: 3rd Series, 40 (1890), 259-60.

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