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 Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie


In 1807, Karl Caesar von Leonhard began to publish the first substantial journal devoted to mineralogy. Titled Taschenbuch für die gesammte Mineralogie [which see entry under that title], this serial was an eclectic mix of both amateur and professional articles, and it is an indispensable source for the history of early nineteenth century mineralogy. Becoming widely known as simply "Leonhard's Taschenbuch" it continued to be published until 1829. Then Leonhard together with H.G. Bronn founded a new periodical directed to a more professional readership and with a broader scope than just mineralogy. The first volume appeared in 1830 and was published in a larger format under the more encompassing title, Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie und Petrefaktenkunde. All topics of the earth sciences are covered within this journal including many important original articles, abstracts from other journals, book reviews, obituaries, etc. In 1833 the journal was renamed to the more familiar Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, etc. This change reflected that the periodical was devoted to presenting all that was new in the science of mineralogy. In 1925 the periodical was split into two principle sections. Abteil A is devoted to mineralogy and petrology, while Abteil B contains articles relevant to geology and paleontology. This important journal remains today one of the foremost German scientific journals devoted to the earth sciences, including mineralogy.

Jahrbuch, 1830

1. German, 1830-2 [Periodical].
Jahrbuch | Für | Mineralogie, Geognosie, | Geologie | Und | Petrefaktenkunde. | [rule] | Herausgegeben | von | Dr. K.C. v. Leonhard und Dr. H.G. Bronn, | Professoren an der Universität zu Heidelberg. | [double rule] | Erster Jahrgang. | [rule] | Mit fünf Steindrucktafeln. | [double rule] | Heidelberg, 1830. | Verlag Von Georg Reichard.

3 vols. Vol. 1 (1830) to Vol. 3 (1832).

Very scarce. Published in a larger octavo format this journal is directed at a more professional readership than the Taschenbuch der gesammte Mineralogie [which see] that it supercedes. Leonhard had decided to change its focus based upon the material being received and the need for a journal that would cover all aspects of mineralogy, geology, and paleontology. For this reason the Jahrbuch was in 1830 founded with H. Bronn. It was truly a yearbook, giving details and abstracts of events that had occurred over the previous year in the specified fields, together with original articles, book reviews, obituaries, etc. Only 3 volumes of the Jahrbuch appeared from the Heidelberg publisher Georg Reichard, then in 1833, publication was moved to E. Schweizerbart's Verlagshandlung in Stuttgart, where both editors held teaching positions. But this necessitated the title change to the Neues Jahrbuch by which it was widely known through out the 19th century and to the first quarter of the 20th century. Due to its length of publication and inclusion of papers by every prominent mineralogist during it time, it is perhaps the best of all the many mineralogical journals published.

Bibliographical references: Bolton, Catalogue of Periodicals, 1897: no. 4416a. NUC. Union List of Serials. USGS Library Catalog.

Continued as:

2. German, 1833-62.
Neues Jahrbuch | für | Mineralogie, Geognosie, Geologie | und | Petrefaktenkunde, | herausgegeben | von | Dr. K.C. von Leonhard und Dr. H.G. Bronn, | Professoren and der Universität zu Heidelberg. | [rule] | Jahrgang 1833. | [rule] | Mit 10 Tafeln und 12 eingedruckten Holzschnitten. | [double rule] | Stuttgart. | E. Schweizerbart's Verlagshandlung. | 1833.

30 vols. (numbered IV-XXXIII). Vol. 4 (1833) to Vol. 33 (1862).

Very scarce. In 1861 the founding editor, K.C. von Leonhard passed the editorship of the Neues Jahrbuch to his son Gustav, who in association with his co-editor, G. Bronn continued to bring out the journal. In 1878, Gustav died and Geinitz continued as editor.

In 1881 a series of supplemental volumes was published as the Neues Jahrbuch ... Beilage-Band [which see].

Bibliographical references: Bolton, Catalogue of Periodicals, 1897: no. 4416b. NUC. Union List of Serials. USGS Library Catalog.

Continued as:

3. German, 1863-1924.
Jahrbuch [Neues] für Mineralogie, Geologie, und Palaeontologie. Herausgegeben von v. Leonhard und Geinitz [from 1879, von E.W. Benecke, C. Klein und H. Rosenbusch]. Heidelberg [later Stuttgart], 1863-1924.

?? vols.

Very scarce. From 1880 onward, two volumes per annum were published that contain no volume number.

Bibliographical references: Bolton, Catalogue of Periodicals, 1897: no. 4416c. NUC. Union List of Serials. USGS Library Catalog.

Festschrift, 1907

4. German, 1907 [Festschrift Band].
Neues Jahrbuch | Für | Mineralogie, Geologie, | Und Paläontologie | [rule] | Unter Mitwirkung einer Anzahl von Fachgenossen | herausgegeben von | M. Bauer, E. Koken, Th. Liebisch | [ line of titles...] | [rule] | Festschrift | zur Feier des 100jährigen Bestehens | [rule] | Mit 2 Portraits, XIX Tafeln und 73 Textfiguren | [rule] | Stuttgart | E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung (E. Nägele) | 1907.

8°: 2 portraits (Leonhard and Bronn), 19 plates, 73 text illus.

Rare. The Festschrift Band or volume of celebration commerating the 100 years of the journal founded by Leonhard in 1807 under the title Taschenbuch für Mineralogie. The first article "Das Neue Jahrbuch von 1807-1907" by E. Nägele provides a good history of the periodical and it is illustrated by fine portaits of Leonhard (frontispiece) and G.H. Bronn, two early editors.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

5. German, 1881 [Periodical].
Neues Jahrbuch | für | Mineralogie, Geologie und Palaeontologie. | Unter Mitwirkung einer Anzahl von Fachgenossen | herausgegeben von | E.W. Benecke, C. Klein und H. Rosenbusch | [ line of titles...] | [short rule] | I. Beilage-Band. | Mit Tafel I-XVII und mehreren Holzschnitten. | Stuttgart. | E. Schweizerbart'sche Verlagshandlung (E. Koch). | 1881.

?? vols.

Rare. This is a series of supplemental volumes to the famous earth science journal, Neues Jahrbuch für Mineralogy, Geologie und Paläontologie. It contains articles that could not find room in the more famous parent publication. These articles seem to be of a more interesting character than simple mineral descriptions. In fact they are usually quite long and in depth studies on physical properties, instrumentation, new laboratory techniques, etc. These Beilage-Band were a separate subscription and appear to be rarer than the Neues Jahrbuch.

Bibliographical references: Bolton, Catalogue of Periodicals, 1897: ??. NUC. Union List of Serials. USGS Library Catalog.

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