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Paul Marie Benoit Gaubert
GAUBERT, Paul Marie Benoit.

GAUBERT, Paul Marie Benoit.
(1865 - 1948)

(Born: St. Bauzély, Aveyron, France, 24 February 1865; Died: Paris, France, May 1948) French mineralogist.

Between 1883 and 1892, Gaubert was a student of Milne Edwards and Alfred Lacroix, when he studied in Toulouse and Paris. From 1919 to 1920, he was professor of mineralogy at the École des Mines (School of Mines) in Paris. But Gaubert's principle career began in 1893 as préparateur assistant and director of the laboratory at the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He remained with the Muséum until 1932. In 1909 and again in 1934, he was elected president of the French Mineralogical Society.

Biographical references: Gaubert, P., Notice sur les travaux scientifiques de M. Paul Gaubert. Sens, France, 1927. 103 p., 4 text-figs. Poggendorff: 5, 414, 6, 857 & 7b, Teil 3, 1558. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 1066.

Minéralogie de la France, 1907

1. French, c1897.
Histoire Naturelle | De La | France | [rule] | 25e Partie | Minéralogie | Avec 18 Planches En Couleurs Et 119 Figures Dans Le Texte | Par | Paul Gaubert | Dr ès sciences | Attaché au Muséum d'Histoire naturelle. | [ornament] | Paris | Maison Émile Deyrolle | Les Fils D'Émile Deyrolle, Éditeurs | 46, Rue Du Bac.

8°: [4], [I]-IV, [1]-261, [3] p., 18 chromolithographic plates showing 119 mineral specimens.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, verso blank.; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [I]-III, "Introduction."; IV, "Note Des Éditeurs."; [1]-233, Text.; [234], Blank.; [235]-241, "Noms." (=list of localites).; [242], Blank.; [243]-245, "Table Des Planches."; [246], Blank.; [253]-261, "Table Alphabétique."; [1 pg], Blank.; [2 pgs], "Supplément."; [At end], 18 plates.

Very scarce. A general mineralogical text emphasising those mineral species that occur in France. It is highlighted by 18 good chromolithographic plates showing 119 mineral specimens. These plates are signed by, "Migneaux et Bideault," and printed in color by Draeger et Lesieur. The book was published as the 25 part of the series Histoire Naturelle de la France (Paris, E. Deyrolle, 1882-19  ). The text and plates were first issued c1897 with no dated title page and reissued with no significant change at least once more about 1908.

Bibliographical references: BL. BMC. Internet search. NUC.

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