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WIEDEMANN, Christian Rudolph Wilhelm.

(1770 – 1840)

(Born: Braunschweig, Germany, 1770; Died: Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, 31 December 1840) German physician.

Wiedemann received his M.D. from the University of Jena in 1792. He becam instructore of anatomy and surgery at the Collegium in Braunschweig, and from 1805, professor of medicine at the University of Kiel.

Biographical references: ADB. DBA: I 1365, 99-110; II 1401, 106-107. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Hirsch, Biographisches Lexikon, 1884-8. Meusel, Verstorbenen Teutschen Schrifsteller, 1802-16. Neuer Nekrolog der Deutschen. Poggendorff: 2, col. 1318. WBI.

Uebersicht, 1800

1. German, 1800.
C.R.W. Wiedemann's | Professors zu Brauschweig | Uebersicht | der | mineralogisch - einfachen | Fossilien, | [tapered rule] | nach | Werners neuester Klassifikation, | mit | Angabe der Farbe, des Bruches, des eigenthümlichen Gewichtes | und | der Bestandtheile, | in | tabellarischer Form. | [tapered rule] | [double rule] | Göttingen, | gedruckt und verlegt bey Johann Georg Rosenbusch's Wittwe, | 1800.

8°: *2 **2 A-N2 O1; 31l.; [i]-vii, [1], [1]-53, [1] p. Page size: 370 x 225 mm. uncut.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-vii, "Vorerinnerung."-signed C.R.W. Wiedemann, 30 November 1799. [1 page], Blank.; [1], Sectional title page, "Uebersicht | der | mineralogisch-einfachen Fossilien | in | tabellarischer Form."; 2-53, Tables, each spread across two pages.; [1 page], "Zusätze und Berichtigung."

Very rare. Description of minerals in large table format arranged according to Werner's principles. The headings of the tables are Class, Order, Family, Species, Color, Break, Specific Weight and Composition.

Bibliographical references: Freiesleben, Uebersicht der Litteratur, 1822: 173. LKG: XII 151.

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