Nouveau Système de Minéralogie. Traduit du Suédois.
(20,5 x 13 cm). (4) VI, 314 (1) S. Dekorativer Halblederband der Zeit mit hübscher Rückenvergoldung.
Paris, Méquignon-Marvis, 1819.
Erste französische Ausgabe, von Berzelius selbst aus dem Schwedischen übersetzt. - "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). - Linke obere Ecke durchgehend mit kleinem Fleckenrand, gegen Ende hin größer werdend. Einband leicht bestoßen. Oberes Kapital etwas eingerissen, trotz der Mängel dekoratives Exemplar in ordentlicher Erhaltung. - DSB 2, 94; Holmberg S. 37, No. 21; Hoover 122; Bolton 308