A Manual of Mineralogy. Arthur AIKIN.
A Manual of Mineralogy.

A Manual of Mineralogy.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1815. Second edition. 8vo. viii, 263, (1) pp. Recent half speckled calf over marbled boards, twin gilt lettered red labels, the date in gilt to the foot of the spine, contemporary gift inscription to one of the front flyleaves. Very good. Arthur Aikin (1773-1854), was one of the founding members of the Geological Society of London, being their secretary between 1812-17 and a consistent contributor to the transactions. The lectures on mineralogy he gave to the society between 1813 and 1814 formed the basis of this uncommon work. The first edition appeared in 1814, this, the only other English edition, appeared the following year. An American edition also appeared in 1815, published by Conrad in Philadelphia. Item #33713

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