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Aubin Louis Millin
MILLIN, Aubin Louis.

MILLIN, Aubin Louis.
(1759 - 1818)

(Born: 1759; Died: 1818) French naturalist.

Biographical references: ABF: I 742, 226-243; II 466, 298. Feller, Biographie Universelle, 1851. Nouvelle Biographie Générale (Hoefer). WBI.

1. French, 1790 [First edition].
Minéralogie | Homérique, | Ou | Essai Sur Les Minéraux, | Dont il est fait mention dans les | Poëmes d'Homere. | Par A.L. Millin de Grandmaison. | [ornament] | A Paris, | Chez Lavillette, Libraire, Hôtel de | Bouthilliers, rue des Poitevins. | [double rule] | M. DCC. XC.

8°: π7 A-G8 H2; 66l.; [i]-xiv, [1]-118 p.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Minéralogie | Homérique," verso blank.; [iii-iv] Title page, verso dedication.; [v]-xii, "Avant-Propos."; xiii-xiv, "Table | Des Articles."; [1]-105, Text.; 106-111, "Minéralogie Homérique."; 112-115, "Index Des Auteurs."; 116-118, "Table Des Matieres."

Rare. Discusses the ancient mineralogy of Homer and his books the Iliad and the Odyssey. The text is arranged by the mineral substance discussed including precious stones and metals. A classification is then given by Millin followed by an indexes of authors and works mentioned and mineral names.

Bibliographical references: Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 453 [VI. 140.]. LKG: II 13. NUC.

2. French, 1816 [2nd edition].
Minéralogie | Homérique, | ou | Essai Sur Les Minéraux, | Dont il est fait mention dans les Poèmes | d'Homère; Par A.L. Millin. | [...3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Seconde Édition. | [tapered rule] | A Paris, | Chez C. Wasermann, Libraire, | Rue de Thionville, n.o 27. | [double rule] | 1816.

8°: π8 *2 1-128 134; 114l.; [1]-8, [ix]-xviij, [2], [1]-199, [1] p. Very scarce.

Contents: [1-2], Half title page, "Mineralogie | Homérique," verso "De L'Imprimerie De J.B. Sajou, | ..."; [3-4], Title page, verso blank.; [5]-8, Dedication to Blumenbach signed A.L. Millin.; [ix]-xviij, "Avant-Propos."; [2 pgs], "Explication | Des Médailles."; [1]-186, Text.; [187]-199, "Table Des Matières."; [1 pg], "Errata."

Bibliographical references: Dewalque, Catalogue des Ouvrages de Géologie, 1884: no. 351. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 453 [VI. 140.]. Leonard's Taschenbuch: 1817, p. 602. NUC.

3. German, 1793 [German transl.].
Mineralogie des Homer, von Aubin Louis Millin. Aus dem Französischen mit Anmerkungen und Berichtigungen von Friedrich Theodor Rink ... Königsberg und Leipzig, Bey Friedrich Nicolovius, 1793.

8°: 22, [2], 126 p.

Rare. Translation by Friedrich Theodor Rink of Minéralogie Homérique (Paris, 1790). A bibliography of works cited occurs on pages 115-120, "Verzeichnis der Schriftsteller und ihrer Ausgaben welche in diesem Werke angeführt sind."

Friedrich Theodor Rink. (Born: 1770; Died: 1821) German orientalist & theologian.

Bibliographical references: Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 453 [VI. 115.]. LKG: II 14a. NUC. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1582. (Rink) ADB. DBA: I 1039, 323-333. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Recke, Johann Friedrich von and Karl Eduard., Allgemeines Schriftsteller- und Gelehrten-Lexikon der Provinzen Livland, Esthland und Kurland. Mitau, 1827-32. 4 vols. [A supplement, Nachträge und Fortsetzungen was prepared by Theodor Beise. Mitau, 1859-61. 2 vols.]. WBI.

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