Lithurgik oder Mineralien und Felsarten nach ihrer Anwendung in ökonomischer, artisticher und technischer Hinsicht systematisch abgehandelt.
Stuttgart, Schweizerbart, 1840. 8vo (204 x 130 mm). pp. vi, 501, with 3 engraved plates. Contemporary marbled boards, spine with red gilt lettered label.
First edition. 'A fine early treatise on economic geology which places greatest emphasis upon the descriptions of minerals, earths, clays, etc and uses in arts & manufactures. Introductory material reviews methods of mining & quarrying, the tools & equipment, and methods of processing. The main body of text describes economically useful minerals and earth products, including structural materials, fuels, abrasives, ornamental stones, metals & ores, salts, pigments, pharmaceuticals, clays, etc. The part on ornamental stones includes jewelry stones as well as the coarser or massive types used for large ornaments or for decoration of structures' (Sinkankas 717). Ward & Carozzi 228.
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