(Born: Stein, near Krems, Austria, 14 January 1800; Died: Vienna, Austria, 3 June 1877) Austrian botanist, mineralogist & music bibliographer.
Köchel worked as tutor while attending law school at Vienna University, from which he graduated in 1827. Afterward he became tutor to the four sons of Archduke Carl. On completion of this duty his services were recognized by the award of the Knight's Cross of the Order of Leopold in 1842. Köchel travelled much in pursuit of botany and mineralogy and become a recognized authority in both fields. He wrote, Chronologisch-thematisches Verzeichnis sämtlicher Tonwerke Wolfgang Amade Mozarts (Leipzig, 1862), the first comprehensive bibliography of Mozart's compositions-to this day still known by their Köchel number.
Biographical references: ADB: 16, 405-7. • DBA: I 678, 162-167; II 729, 365-371. • Grove's Dictionary of Musicians: 10 (1980), 134 [by A.H. King]. • King, A.H., "Köchel, Ludwig (Alois Ferdinand) Ritter von", in: The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 10, (1980), 134. • NDB. • Österreich Biographisches Lexikon. • WBI. • Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.
1. German, 1859.
[Contained within a single rule box with ornate corners:] Die | Mineralien | des | Herzogthumes Salzburg. | Mit einer Uebersicht | der | geologischen Verhältnisse und der Bergbaue | dieses Kronlandes. | Von | Dr. Ludwig Ritter von Köchel, | k.k. Rath. | Wien. | Druck und Verlag von Carl Gerold's Sohn. | 1859.
8°: LXXXIX, 160 p.
Very scarce. LXXXIX pages on the geology and mining in the Duchy of Salzburg, + 160 pages on the mineralogy of the area. State of the Art when it was originally published, and now this is a great addition to any collection of those that like old scientific editions in this field of play.
Facsimile reprint, 1979: Dr. Ludwig Ritter von KÖCHEL -
Die Mineralien des Herzogtums Salzburg
mit einer Übersicht der geologischen Verhältnisse und der Bergbaue dieses Kronlandes
1979 reprint of the 1859 edition, original publisher Carl Gerold's Sohn, Wien [Vienna].
SC, 12x17x1.5 cm, LXXXIX + 160 pages, original owners address stamped on page 1. Edition in archaïc German. Book is in VERY GOOD condition, except for some slight discoloration on the spine.
LXXXIX pages on the geology and mining in the Duchy of Salzburg, + 160 pages on the mineralogy of the area. State of the Art when it was originally published, and now this is a great addition to any collection of those that like old scientific editions in this field of play.