Berzelius, J(öns) J(acob).
Neues System der Mineralogie. Aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt von Ch. Gmelin und W. Pfaff.

Nürnberg, Schrag, 1816. - (20 x 12 cm). (2) 148 (1) S. Pappband der Zeit. (Sonderdruck aus: Journal für Chemie und Physik).

Erste deutsche Buchausgabe im sehr seltenen Sonderdruck. "The separate German edition of the mineralogy was issued as a very rare Sonderabdruck of the 1815 translations by Gmelin and Pfaff. It contained the notes which appeared in it before they were published in 'Schweigger's Journal'" (Schuh's Biobibliography of Mineralogy). - "Berzelius klassifiziert die Mineralien nach ihrer chemischen Zusammensetzung, worin ihm später namentlich Kobell und Blum mit ihren Systemen folgen" (Darmstaedter). "In 1812 he received a gift of a large number of minerals which he later decided to classify. The methods of mineral classification existing at that time were based on appearance and physical properties. These seemed highly unsystematic to Berzelius. He concluded from his analytical experience that a logical classification could be based only on chemical composition. In his original system, first published in 1814, he arranged the minerals in terms of their basic constituents, although he later revised this and placed chief emphasis on the acid component. Like many of Berzelius' innovations, his system of mineral classification was at first received with some hostility, but this was gradually overcome. During his visit to Paris in 1818 he won the approval of Haüy, the leading mineralogist of the day, whose own system was based on physical properties" (DSB). - Stempel auf Titel. Ein Blatt mit kleinem Ausriss im weißen Rand, sonst gut erhalten. - DSB 2, 94; Darmstaedter S. 320

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