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Jean Kickx
KICKX, Jean.

KICKX, Jean.
(1775 - 1831)

(Born: Brussels, Belgium, 9 March 1775; Died: Brussels, Belgium, 27 March 1831) Belgian mineralogist.

Kickx was professor of minerlogy and botany at the Museum of Science and School of Medicine in Brussels. In 1817, he was elected a member of the Belgian Academy of Science.

Biographical references: BAB: 370, 420-425. Biografisch Woordenboek België. Biographie Universelle. Kickx, J., "Prologue consacré à la Mémoire de J. Kickx 1775-1831", La Belgique Horticole, 6, (1856), 1-16. Nouvelle Biographie Générale (Hoefer). Poggendorff: 1, col. 1253. WBI.

Tentamen Mineralogicum, 1820

1. Latin, 1820.
Tentamen | Mineralogicum, | Seu | Mineralium Nova Distributio In Classes, Ordines, Genera, | Species, Cum Varietatibus Et Synonimis Auctorum; | Cui Additur | Lexicon Mineralogicum, | In Quo Artis Vocabula Exponuntur. | Auctore J. Kickx, | Pharmacopola, Brabantiĉ Australis Medici Collegii, Regiĉ Academiĉ | Bruxellensis, Societatis Botanicĉ Gandavensis, Etc. | [rule] | [...2 lines of Latin quotation, signed on the third line, "Linn. Fundam. Botan."] | [rule] | Bruxellis, | Apud fratres Delemer, Typographos Typorumque | Opifices. | [rule] | 1820.

4°: *4 [1]-244 253; 113l.; [4], i-xij, [1]-208, [2] p. Page size: 214 x 130 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Half title page, "Tentamen | Mineralogicum," verso "Nullum exemplar genuinum agnosco, nisi propriâ | manu signatum."; [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [i]-xij, "Prĉfatio."; [1]-12, "Lexicon Mineralogicum, | seu | Artis Vocabulorum Expositio."; [13]-180, "Tentamen | Mineralogicum."; [181]-208, "Index Generum | Cum Speciebus Subjectis."; [1 pg], "Errata."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. A standard textbook of mineralogy which uses a classification of classes, orders, genera, and species. Listed with each species are the synonymes by which it is known and locality information. At the beginning of the book there is a glossary of terms used in mineralogical science. At the conclusion is an index to the mineral species described.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 976.

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