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Gabriel Gevorgi Menevishyan
MENEVISHYAN, Gabriel Gevorgi.

MENEVISHYAN, Gabriel Gevorgi.
(1864 - 1936)

(Born: 1864; Died: 1936) Armenian linguist & philologist.

Biographical references: DBA: II 876, 19. Österreich Biographisches Lexikon. WBI.

Mineralogy, 1897

1. Armenian, 1897 [First edition].
{\Armenian WADGYRAZARC | PNAGAN BADMOV:IVN | C7 | HANKAPANOV:IVN | WARARANNPROI PI CIMNAZIONNYROV HAMAR | H7 CAPRIel W7e MeNeWI\char161YAN | MVI: OIVDI} | [...6 lines of text...] | [ornament] | {\Armenian WIENNA | MQI:AREAN DBARAN | !*(&}.

[Transliterated title reads:]

Vatkyrajarg | Bnakan Patmowt'iin | G. | Hank'abanowt'iwn | Varzharanneroi Ēi Gianajionnyrow Hamar | H. Gabriel Menevishyan | Mwit' Oiwti | [...6 lines of text...] | [ornament] | Vienna | Mkhit'arean Tparan | 1897.

8°: [8], [1]-140 p., 82 illus. Page size: 155 x 235 mm.

Contents: [2 pgs], Title page, verso blank.; [1 pg], Printing information.; [1 pg], Blank.; [3 pgs], Table of contents.; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-140, Text.

Very rare. The translation of the title of this book is "Natural History: Mineralogy". After a short introduction, the minerals are described with in the following classes: elements, oxides, haloids, carbonates, sulfates, nitrates, phosphates, and silicates. There are many quaint engravings illustrating minerals, crystals, mines and the like. It is the only mineralogical work uncovered that has been written in the Armenian language and appears to be one in a series of works written for the general public describing the natural history of Armenia.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed].

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