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ERDMANN, Edvard.

(1840 – 1923)

(Born: Stockholm, Sweden, 1 October 1840; Died: Stockholm, Sweden?, 8 September 1923) Swedish geologist & mineralogist.

The son of Axel Erdmann. Followed in his fathers footsteps and became assisting geologist in the newly started geological survey, where he stayed and held different positions during his career. From 1871 until retiring he was responsible for the collections of the geological survey. Erdmann was actively trying to popularize the field of geology with several small books, pamphlets and articles in the subject, it is in this context his writings on mineralogy came to be.

Biographical references: Gavelin, S., "Edvard Erdmann," Geologiska Föreningen i Stockholms Förhandlingar, 46 (1924), p. 682-691.

1. Swedish, 1874.
Populär geologi (jämte mineralogi) En framställning af jordytans sammansättning, bildning och fortfarande omgestaltning, med afseende särskildt fästadt vid svenska förhållanden. Af Edvard Erdmann geolog vid Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. med 65 träsnitt. Stockholm, 1874. P. A. Norstedt & söner.

8°: 189 p., 65 illus.

Scarce. A general handbook on geology with a short part on mineralogy. \JKjellman

Bibliographical references: NUC. SWIM.

2. Swedish, 1876 [2nd editon].
Populär geologi | (jämte mineralogi) | En framställning af jordytans sammansättning, bildning och fortfarande om- | gestaltning, med afseende särskildt fästadt vid svenska förhållanden. | Af | Edvard Erdmanngeolog vid Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning. | [vignette: stratigraphic and tectonic profile] | Genomskärning af en del af jordskorpan. | [rule] | Andra upplagan | [rule] | med 61 träsnitt. | [ornament] | Stockholm, 1876. | P.A. Norstedt & söner | Kongl. Boktryckare.

8°: π4 1-128 134 141; 210l.; [i]-[viii], [1]-202 p., 61 illus.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-iv, Forword.; [v]-vii, Contents.; [viii], blank; [1]-202, Text.

Very scarce. JKjellman

Bibliographical references: NUC. SWIM.

3. Finnish, 1890.
Kansantajuinen geologiia (ynnä mineralogiia). E. Erdmann. Mukailemalla toisesta painoksesta suom. A. J. Waren ja G. V. Levander. Helsinki, 1890.

8°: vii, 195 p. Published as: Schriftenreihe: Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden Seuran toimituksia, no. 74.

Very rare. The first textbook of geology and mineralogy written and published in the Finnish language.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC.

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