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Manuel du MinÃ©ralogiste; ou Sciagraphie du - BERGMANN, T - 1792. 
Paris, Cuchet, 1792. 2 volumes. (215 x 140 mm). pp. cxx, 357; 443, with 2 engraved plates. Contemporary half calf, spines with red and green gilt lettered labels, uncut. Second French edition, very much enlarged by LamÃ©therie. It was 'an important textbook for a generation of French scientists, and contributed to the acceptance of chemical composition as an important criterion in distinguishing minerals' (DSB).The first edition 'Sciagraphia regni mineralis' was published in 1782. 'Following Linnaeus, Bergman divided inorganic substances into classes, genera, and species; and, as Linnaeus had done with plants and animals, he defined each class and genus by one word and each species by two' (DSB). A fine copy.//Ward & Carozzi 179.
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