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Commentatio II.  De Zoolitho-dendroidis in genre et in specie de Schwartzburgico-Sondershusianis curiosissimus ac formosissimus...

Alberti Ritter Gymnasii Ilfeldensis Regii Con-Rectoris Commentatio II. De Zoolithodendroidis in Genere et in Specie de Schvvartzburgico-Sondershusanis Curiosissimis ac Formosissimis...

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Albrecht Ritter (1684-1748) was in instructor at the royal Stiftscollegium at Ilefeld, Germany. Although relatively little is know about him, he was an early proponent of taking students into the field and learning from direct observation of and experience with the natural world. A member of the...Read More
British mineralogy or coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain.

British Mineralogy

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James Sowerby's British Mineralogy is the first comprehensive illustrated work on mineralogy. Though more than 200 years old, in many ways it has never been superceded. It was issued in parts over 15 years and ultimately contained 550 plates meticulously drawn from actual specimens, engraved and...Read More
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Collecting Arizona

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Released for Arizona’s Centennial Year in 2012, this book celebrates the state, the beauty of its minerals, and the heritage of its miners and collectors. Breathtaking color photographs enhance the tale of a state with an exceptional bounty of minerals – silver, gold, azurite, malachite, turquoise...Read More
A descriptive catalogue of the marine reptiles of the Oxford clay

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Reptiles of the Oxford Clay, Pt 1

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This volume, part one of two, was given to the Smithsonian in 1910 right after it was printed by the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. Inside the front cover of each of the two books is a plate stating that it was “Presented by the Trustees of The British Museum” and that it is “No. 23...Read More
A descriptive catalogue of the marine reptiles of the Oxford clay. Pt 2

A Descriptive Catalogue of the Marine Reptiles of the Oxford Clay, Pt 2

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This volume, part of a two book set, was given to the Smithsonian in 1910 right after it was printed by the Board of Trustees of the British Museum. Inside the front cover of each of the two books is a plate stating that it was “Presented by the Trustees of The British Museum” and that it is “...Read More
Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise, bildlich dargestellt und beschreiben...

Die Versteinerungen des Steinkohlengebirges von Wettin und Lobejun im Sallkreise

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This book by Germar (1786-1853), a professor of mineralogy at the University of Halle and the director of its mineralogical cabinet/museum, focuses on fossils discovered in Saxony, constituting some of the earliest fossil material described in Europe. It is of considerable importance to...Read More
Title page of Fossilia Hantoniensia Collecta

Fossilia Hantoniensia Collecta

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A director of the Bank of England seems an unlikely candidate to publish on fossil shells, but Gustavus Brander (1720-1787) was very invested in his hobby. An avid fossil collector, he frequented the cliffs around Christchurch and the coast of Hampshire in pursuit of shells. Upon realizing that...Read More
Handworterbuch der Mineralogie und Geognosie.

Handwörterbuch der Mineralogie und Geognosie

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Raised in one of the most important mining districts in Germany, Carl Hartmann (1796-1863) served as Commissioner of Mines in Brunswick through the 1820s and 1830s, and published more than 100 works on the subjects of mineralogy and mining. His books are important for their comprehensiveness and...Read More
Kurtze Betrachtung derer Kräuterabdrücke im Steinreiche

Kurtze Betrachtung Derer Kräuterabdrücke im Steinreiche

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Schulze, a German physician (1730-1775) with interests in mineralogy and paleontology, was a pioneer of paleobotany, the study of fossil plants. He is credited with recognizing the true nature of fossils, rejecting the supernatural explanations that had held sway for centuries. The Smithsonian...Read More
Page of colored shell illustrations

The Mineral Conchology of Great Britain

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James Sowerby (1757-1822), artist, naturalist, and mineralogist, did nothing by half-measure. From 167 plates on minerals of the world, to a 36 volume work on British plants, and even to a treatise on color, Sowerby’s work is indeed expansive. This book, one volume of seven on invertebrate...Read More

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