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KAPF, Georg Friedrich.

(1759 – 1797)

(Born: 15 May 1759; Died: 19 January 1797) German mineralogist and mine engineer.

Biographical references: ADB. DBA: I 626, 2-5. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, Supplement. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1223. WBI.

1. German, 1783.
Gechichte eines Bergmanns. Ein Versuch. Tübingen, Bey J.F. Heerbrandts, 1783.

8°: 31 p. A history of mining. Very rare.

Bibliographical references: NUC.

2. German, 1792.
Beiträge zur Geschichte des Kobalts, Kobaltsbergbaues und der Blaufarbenwerke. Breslau, Maner, 1792.

8°: xiv, 160 p.

Rare. An account of the various ores of cobalt and the metals use in technology and manufacture, particularly the glass industry. The work contains a detailed description of where cobalt can be mined in Germany and other European countries, techniques to utilize the intense blue pigment, and accounts of factories in Europe where this pigment was manufactured. There is also included a great amount of statistics, concentrating on the production levels at the various refineries.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XVI 323. NUC [no copy listed].

3. German, 1794.
Skizzen aus der Geschichte des Schlesischen Mineralreichs. Breslau, 1794.

8°: xiv, [2], 207 p. A sketch of the mineral history of Schlesia. Very rare.

Bibliographical references: BL [990.b.23.]. LKG: XIV 307. NUC [no copy listed].