Mineralogy, an Introduction to the Scientific Study of Minerals, by Henry Miers (whom miersite was named after), 1902. 584 pages and 700+ illustrations, green cloth cover with gilt lettering. Measures 225x150mm and weighs 1,440g. Ex Libris R. Hornsby.
A Textbook of Mineralogy. With an Extended Treatise on Crystallography and Physical Mineralogy, Edward Salisbury Dana, 1882. On the plan and with the cooperation of Professor James Dwight Dana. 485 pages with upwards of 800 woodcuts and one colour plate. Hardback, 4th edition. ex libris George Seyfried, Hobart, Tasmania
Joseph P Iddings, 1911, Rock Minerals. Their Chemical and Physical Characters and their Determination in Thin Sections. Hardback. 617 pages. Blue cloth with gilt letters. Includes a cloth-backed colour chart: Table of Birefringences. ex libris C. T. Maddigan, Oxford, UK, 1919. Iddingsite, an alteration product of olivine, is named after […]
George English, 1934, Getting Acquainted With Minerals. Hardback. 324 pages. Red cloth with gilt letters. Designed to introduce the science of mineralogy to a 14 year-old or an adult. Includes 258 illustrations. George English was a mineral collector and dealer. The rare phosphate mineral englishite is named after him. ex […]
Leo Chapman, 1980, Diamonds in Australia. The Fields and the Prospectors. Softcover. 190 pages. Published around the time that the Argyle diamond field was being discovered. It is a good reference work on the history of diamond discovery worldwide, but there is little on Australia, apart from a list of […]
F. B. Kyngdon and Prof. Warren (Hon Secretaries), 1891, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales for 1890. Hardback. Green leather with gild letters. Journal 290 pages. Interesting content: C. W. Marsh, Geological Notes on the Barrier Ranges Silverfield, pages 177-195. T. W. Edgeworth David, The […]
W. Baldwin Spencer (Ed.), 1890, Report of the Second Meeting of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science. Hardback. 757 pages plus reports and appendix. Green cloth cover with gilt lettering on spine. 220mm tall. Interesting content: Mineral Census of Australasia, Report of Committee No. 7, pages 205-282. Report […]