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MEISSAS, Nicolas.

(1805? – ?)

1. French, 1840.
Résumés | D'Histoire | Naturelle, | Par N. Meissas, | [...2 lines of titles and memberships...] | [short rule] | Minéralogie | [short rule] | Librairie Classique De Perisse Frères, | [The two imprints separated by an ornate verticle rule:] Paris, | 8, Rue Du Poi-De-Fer S.-Selpice. | [ornate verticle rule] | Lyon, | 33, Grande-Rue Mercière. | [short rule] | 1840.

12°: π2 a5 1-1312 146; 169l.; [i]-xiv, [1]-323, [1] p., 6 folding plates of crystal drawings.

Contents: [i-ii], Half title page, "Résumés | D'Histoire Naturelle.," verso "Rout Exemplaire ..."; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-xiv, "Avertissement."; [1]-273, Text.; [274], Blank.; [275]-319, "Table Alphabétique | Des Matières, | Contenenatn Toutes Les Espèces Minérales | Connues."; [320], Blank.; [321]-323, "Table Des Matières."; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. This popular style treatment begins by briefly describing on pages 1-96 crystallography, internal structure, optics, electrical properties, phosphorescence, and chemistry. The second part of the book describes the important mineral species and their behaviour before the blowpipe flame. Classification of these described species is by their anion chemistry (fluorides, chlorides, etc).

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed].

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