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QUIST, Bengt Andersson.

(1726 – 1799)

(Born: 21 October 1726; Died: Stockholm, Sweden, 14 October 1799) Swedish mining expert.

Quist matriculated at the University of Uppsala in 1743. After graduation he became for several years a consultant on mining and metallurgy. In 1770, he was awarded the title of "Mining Master." Then in 1771, Quist was appointed director of iron fabrication in Sweden. He was elected a member of the Academy of Sciences, Stockholm.

Biographical references: Almquist, Bergskollegium, 1909: p. 259. Poggendorff: 2, cols. 554-5. Svenskt Biografiskt Lexikon: 29, 577.

1. Swedish, 1782 [Sale catalog].
Tal, | Innehållande | Några Anmårkningar | Om | En Nyttig | Mineral-Samlare, | Hållet för | Kongl. Vetenskaps Academien, | Vid | Præsidii Nedläggande Därstädes, | d. 30 Januarii 1782, | Af | Benct Qwist, Andersson, | Bergmåstare och Directeur vid Fin-smidet i Riket. | [vignette] | [ornate rule] | Stockholm, | Tryckt hos Johan Georg Lange, 1782.

8°: A8 B7; 15l.; [1]-30 p.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-30, Text.

Extremely rare. Contains Quist's commentary on the merits of forming a mineral collection.

Bibliographical references: BL [965.k.7.(13.)]. Dryander, Catalogus Banks, 1796-1800: 4, p. 23. LKG: XV 33. NUC [no copy listed]. SWIM [no copy listed].

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