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Adolf Modéer
MODÉER, Adolf.

MODÉER, Adolf.
(1739 - 1799)

(Born: Karlskrona, Sweden, 15 April 1739; Died: Stockholm, Sweden, 16 July 1799) Swedish engineer.

Modéer was a member of the Academy of Sciences in Stockholm and secretary of the Patriotic Society.

Biographical references: Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Löwegren, Naturalienkabinett i Sverige, 1952: 358. Poggendorff: 2, col. 164 & 1428. SBA: Scandinavian Biographical Archive: B-205, 316-323. Svenskt Biografiskt Handlexikon: 2, 143-4, portrait. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon: 25, 587. WBI.

1. Swedish, 1785.
Anledning til Stenrikets Upstålling På Stadgade | Grunder. Andra | Uplagan, | tilökt | och | förbättrad. | Stockholm, Tryckt | hos | Commiss. | P. A. Brodin, | 1785.

8°: [8], [1]-61, [1] p.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [6 pgs], Introduction.; 1-41, Text.; 42-61, Systematics.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very rare. Published anonymously but attributed to Modeer by LKG. The text portion contains the authors discussion on the order of nature. The systematic part treats the authors mineral system comprising six classes divided into orders and species. Next to each species there is a page reference to the works of Linnaeus, Wallerius, Cronstedt and Bergman. \JKjellman

Original article, 1785: "Tankar om Stenrikets uppställning" [pseud. Hæreticus Philalethes], in: Den svenske Lycurgus, no. 12, 89-96. (utgivare M. Kewenter) P. A. Brodin, Stockholm.

This "first edition" is very much like the second except that there is no systematic part. \JKjellman

Bibliographical references: LKG: XII 108*.

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