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MINERALS AND METALS.
(1835 – )
1. English, 1835 [First edition].
Minerals and Metals; | Their | Natural History | And | Uses In The Arts; | With Incidental Accounts Of | Mines And Mining. | [rule] | Published Under The Direction Of | The Committee Of General Literature And Education, | Appointed By The Society For Promoting | Christian Knowledge. | [rule] | London: | John W. Parker, West Strand. | [short rule] | M.DCCC.XXXV.
8°: A5 B-Q8 R4 χ4; 133l.; [iii]-xii, -248, 1- p., frontispiece (showing "General Aspect of a Mining District in Cornwall.")
Contents: [Frontispiece].; [iii-iv], Title page, verso blank.; [v]-vi, "Preface."; [vii]-xii, "Contents."; -245, Text.; 246-248, "Index."; 1-, Publisher's list.
Scarce. This is an elementary work on minerals, useful to beginners and compiled from more comprehensive books. The work defines what a mineral is as well as specific gravity and crystallization, followed by a description of the species (pp. 21-245).
2nd edition, 1837: Minerals and metals : their natural history and uses in the arts ; with incidental accounts of mines and mining ; published under the direction of the Committee of Central Literature and Education, appointed by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. Second edition. London, J.W. Parker, 1837. xii, 248 p., illus.
5th edition, 1847: Minerals and Metals; their natural history and uses in the arts; with incidental accounts of mines and mining ... The fifth edition, revised. [With plates.] London, J.W. Parker, 1847. xii, 255 p., plates. [BL, 07107.df.14.]
Bibliographical references: BL [07107.de.16.]..