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Vollständiges Natursystem des Mineralreichs nach der zwölften lateinischen Ausgabe in einer freyen und vermehrten Uebersetzung von Johann Friederich Gmelin
4 volumes. pp. (4), 652, with 5 engraved foldedplates pp. (16), 496, (8), with 9 folded plates pp. (16), 486 with 13 folded plates pp. lxiv, 528, (10), with 30 folded plates. "A very much expanded translation by Johann Friedrich Gmelin from the mineralogical section of the 1766-8 Latin edition of Linnes Systema Naturæ", " Volume one contains introductory material including a general description of the science, an extensive and important bibliography of mineralogical science and the first portion of the descriptive mineralogy. The remaining volumes contain the bulk of the descriptive mineralogy. At the end of volume four is a comprehensive index." Schuh (1917). "Linnaeus achieved worldwide influence mainly through his pioneer work in systemizing botany but he also applied his passion for the arrangement to the animal and mineral kingdoms." (Hoover Collection 542). Contemporary half calf with gilt title on brown spine labels. Spines worn. Small owners stamp on title page and library stamp on recto of title page. The nice engraved plates depict minerals and crystals.
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