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Johann Ludwig Jordan
JORDAN, Johann Ludwig.

JORDAN, Johann Ludwig.
(1771 - 1853)

(Born: Göttingen, Germany, 6 June 1771; Died: Ostróde, Poland, 1 May 1853) German physician.

Jordan had a medical practice at Clausthal, Austria, where he became warden of the mint and instructor of chemistry and smelting at the city's school of mines.

Biographical references: DBA: I 611, 86-90; II 661, 438. Ferguson, Bibliotheca Chemica, 1906: 1, 439-440. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1202. WBI.

Mineralogische, 1800

1. German, 1800.
Mineralogische und chemische | Beobachtungen | und | Erfahrungen. | [ornate rule] | Von | Johann Ludwig Jordan. | [ornate rule] | Mit einem Kupfer. | [tapered rule] | Göttingen | bey Johann Christian Dietrich | 1800.

8°: a-b8 c3 A-X3; 182l.; [i]-xxxviii, [1]-326 p., one folding plate (crystal drawings). Page size: 204 x 118 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-[v], Dedication, signed Johann Ludwig Jordan.; [vi], Blank.; [vii]-xviii, "Vorrede," dated 14 June 1800.; [xix]-xxxviii, "Inhalts-Anzeige."; [1], Sectional title page, "Geologisch-oryktognostisch- | mineralogische | Beobachtungen | und | Erfahrungen."; [2], Blank.; [3]-254, Text.; [255], Sectional title page, "Chemisch-mineralogische | Beobachtungen | und | Erfahrungen."; [256], Blank.; [257]-324, Text.; [325]-326, "Erklärung der Kupfertafel."; [At end], one folding plate (xl drawings).

Very scarce. The author provides prespectives on the impact of chemical examination of minerals and rocks. Included are early observations on geology and its relationship to mineralogy.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 943. LKG: VI 114.

2. German, 1803.
Mineralogische berg- und huttenmannische Reisebemerkungen vorzuglich in Hessen, Thuringen, am Rheine und im Sayn-Altenkirchner Gebiete, gesammelt von Johann Ludwig Jordan. Göttingen, Dieterich, 1803.

8°: xvi, 288 p., 4 engraved plates.

Rare. A topographical mineralogy describing Jordan's review of the mining and manufacturing works in Hessen, Thurigen and the Rhein valley of Germany.

Preliminary abstract?, 1802: Bemerkungen auf einer Reise durch einen Theil Deutschlands in mineralogischer Hinsicht. Göttingen, 1802. Listed by LKG (XIV 51) as a prelimnary abstract of the full work.

Bibliographical references: BL [990.a.31.]. LKG: XIV 133.

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