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HOW, Henry.

(1810? – 1879)

(Born: ; Died: 1879) Canadian geologist.

How was Professor of Chemistry and Natural History, University of King's College, Windsor.

1. English, 1869.
The | Mineralogy Of Nova Scotia. | A Report | To The | Provincial Goverment. By | Henry How, D.C.L., | [...5 lines of titles and memberships...] | [double rule] | Halifax, N.S.: | Charles Annand, Publishers, 11 Prince Street. | [short rule] | 1869.

8°: [i]-vi, [2], [1], [1]-217, [1] p. The original cloth is imprinted in gilt on the cover: "Mineralogy | Of | Nova Scotia | 1868 | [rule] | How." Page size: 214 x 138 mm.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii], "Prefactory Letter."-signed Henry How, 1 June 1868.; [iv], Blank.; [v]-vi, "Contents."; [1 pg], "Errata."; [1 pg], Blank.; [1]-217, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Very scarce. Printed on a thin paper this is perhaps one of the earliest topographical mineralogies describing the regions of Nova Scotia in Canada. The text begins with a list of publications covering various geological aspects of the area. Then in fifteen chapters the materials of economic mineralogy are covered, i.e. coal, gold, silver, copper, iron and manganese ores, gypsum, limeston, marble, building material, ornamental stones, and mineral waters. Chapter 14 contains a Catalogue of Localities of Minerals throughout the region.

Chapters: I. Introduction, References to Publications on the Minerals of the Province; II. Coal and Allied Minerals; III. Gold; IV. Silver - Argentiferous Galena - Antimony - Mercury - Molybdenum - Arsenic - Cobalt -Nickel - Bismuth; V. Copper - Ores of Copper - Ore of Lead - Ore of Zinc - Plumbago - Sulphur - Ore of Sulphur; VI. Iron Ores - Mineral Paints; VII. Ores of Manganese; VIII. Gypsum - Anhydrite - Borates - Brine Springs - Salt - Magnesia Alum; IX. Limestones - Marbles - Baryte. s - Moulding Sand - Clays; X. Building Stones - Stones and Materials for Grinding and Polishing; XI. Minerals for Jewellry and Ornamental Purposes not before mentioned; XII. Minerals not mentioned in the foregoing classes and chiefly adapted for the Cabinet; XIII. Mineral Waters; XIV. Catalogue of Localities of Minerals; XV. Notes on the Reservation of Minerals.

Bibliographical references: NUC. Philosophical Magazine, 3rd Series: (1870).