JAMESON, Robert.

A System of Mineralogy, in which minerals are arranged according to the natural history method. Third edition, enlarged and improved.

Edinburgh: Printed for Archibald Constable & Co… .1820

3 volumes, 8vo, 3 leaves, pp. cxxxvi, 405; pp. xvi, 632; pp. xvi, 596, and 12 folding engraved plates. Half-titles. Some foxing. Original boards (neatly rebacked), uncut, corners a little worn. Old library label on front pastedowns, and several scattered blind stamps.

Third, last, and definitive edition of Jameson’s most important book. This edition “was completely revised and based on a different system of classification which owed much to F. Mohs” (DSB). Jameson (1774–1854) went to Freiberg to study under Werner. He founded the Wernerian Natural History Society in Edinburgh and was for fifty years Professor of Geology at Edinburgh University. His books were instrumental in introducing Wernerian geognostic doctrines and his classification of the rock strata into Britain.


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