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BEALE, William Phipson.

(1839 – 1922)

(Born: 1839; Died: 1922) English crystallographer & mineralogist.

Member of parliament. Fellow of the Chemical and Geological Societies. Treasurer of the Mineralogical Society.

Biographical references: BBA: I 82, 388; II 1291, 96-97. WBI.

Amateur's Introduction, 1915

1. English, 1915.
An Amateur's | Introduction To | Crystallography | (From Morphological Observations) | By | Sir William Phipson Beale, Bart., K.C., M.P. | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | With Diagrams | Longmans, Green And Co. | 39 Paternoster Row, London | Fourth Avenue & 30th Street, New York | Bombay, Calcutta, And Madras | 1915.

8°: [i]-vi, [1], [1]-220 p., one plate, illus. Page size: 226 x 140 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "An Amateur's Introduction To | Crystallography," verso blank.; [Frontispiece].; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; v-vi, "Preface."; vii, "Contents."; [1 pg], Blank.; 1-169, Text.; [170], Blank.; 171-206, "Appendix A. | Methods Of Calculation."; 207-218, "Appendix B. | Drawing Of Crystals From Elements | And Indices."; 219-220, "Index."

Scarce. A basic introductory text designed for the curious amatuer that describes the nature of crystals, the fundemental laws of crystallization, practical methods of measurement, sterographic projection, calculation of elements and indices with practical illustrations, and the thirty-two classes. Appendices at the end describe the calculation of zones and faces and the method of drawing crystal diagrams from their elements and indices. This book is useful in presenting its material from a different point of view than most other crystallographic textbooks.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 6, 68. Mineralogical Magazine: 19 (1922), 113 [by L.J. Spencer].