The Resource British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, by James Sowerby ... (with assistance.)., (electronic resource)

British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, by James Sowerby ... (with assistance.)., (electronic resource)

Label
British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain
Title
British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain
Statement of responsibility
by James Sowerby ... (with assistance.).
Title variation
Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain
Creator
Contributor
Former owner
Printer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
GAT
Citation location within source
  • 5076
  • v. 5, p. 1982
Citation source
  • Schuh, C. Mineralogy & crystallography
  • BM (Nat. Hist.)
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1757-1822
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sowerby, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE381.G7
LC item number
S69x
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1788-1854
  • 1787-1871
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Sowerby, George Brettingham
  • Sowerby, James de Carle
  • Richard Taylor and Co
  • Arding and Merrett
  • Westdean Library
  • Trist, John W
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mineralogy
  • Precious stones
  • Geology
  • Mineralogy
Label
British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, by James Sowerby ... (with assistance.)., (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 5 printed by Arding and Merrett
  • Issued in parts, beginning in 1802 (approximate dates of publication based on the dates that are engraved on most of the plates). According to the Natural History Museum (U.K.) catalog record for this publication, "the text at first was not always issued with the illustrations." For a list of dates of issue for parts numbered I through LXXVIII (Nov. 1, 1802-Nov. 1, 1813), see L.H. Conklin, "James Sowerby: his publications and collections," in Mineral books, edited by W.E. Wilson (Tucson : the Mineral record, 1995), p. 103-104. According to Conklin, "if the usual format was adhered to, six or seven more parts were issued after no. 77, but the publication schedule apparently slowed down significantly. The work concluded with plate DL (550) in 1817."
  • Originally sold by subscription. Once all parts were produced, the publication was also sold in completed sets
  • The publisher provided title pages for binding the set into 5 volumes, with the individual title pages dated as follows: v. 1: 1804; v. 2: 1806; v. 3: 1809; v. 4: 1811; v. 5: 1817
  • According to Conklin, the phrase "(with assistance)" on t.p. is assumed to refer to help from Sowerby's sons, James De Carle and George Brettingham Sowerby
  • The plates are numbered continously throughout the five volumes
  • The plates are copper-plate engravings in black or colored ink, finished with hand-watercoloring
  • Errors in numeration: Plate 421 is misnumbered 221 in some copies (the plate number is correct in the Cullman Library copy); Plate 413 and 415 have their numbers interchanged
  • "As shown by a copy of the first volume in the original wrappers, and by the dates on the plates throughout, the first part of this work was issued 1 Nov., 1802 and subsequent parts up to 1 Oct., 1805, appeared on the first of each month. No part seems to have been issued for November of that year, and publication then proceeded on alternate months beginning with February in 1806, with January in 1807, and with February again for the years 1808 to 1811. The issue then became irregular, parts appeared in February, April, June and August 1812, and in February, July, September and November 1813."--Wellcome Library record, viewed in Copac online catalog
  • Each volume has its own index. In addition, v. 5 contains a "Systematic index to British mineralogy" (v. 5, p. [2]-[9], 4th group) and an "Index to British mineralogy" (v. 5, p. [10]-[24], 4th group)
  • Each volume contains a list of errata at the end of the text
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
5 v., 550 leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Dieter Schierenberg BV;
Lccn
gs 05000481
Note
  • SCNHRB copy Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.
  • SCNHRB copy imperfect: plates 101 and 230, and pages 57-58 of v. 3, are wanting.
  • SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. (v. 2, only) Westdean Library, 1813; 2. (v. 4, only; armorial) John W. Trist, F.S.A., F.S.I., with motto: Nec triste nec trepide; 3. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.
  • SCNHRB copy has some short newsclippings on miscellaneous topics (such as animal behavior), from 1911 and 1912, mounted on the back paste-down endpaper of v. 4.
  • SCNHRB copy has contemporary gilt-tooled tree-stained full leather bindings with marbled endpapers. Volumes 2 and 4 are re-backed. The bindings, while apparently dating from the first half of the 19th century and similar in materials used, are not uniform in gilt-tooling, tree-staining, or endpapers, and probably do not all share the same provenance.
Other physical details
col. ill. (copper-plate engravings)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm02945666
  • (CaSfIA)britishmineralog01sowe
Label
British mineralogy, or, Coloured figures intended to elucidate the mineralogy of Great Britain, by James Sowerby ... (with assistance.)., (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Vol. 5 printed by Arding and Merrett
  • Issued in parts, beginning in 1802 (approximate dates of publication based on the dates that are engraved on most of the plates). According to the Natural History Museum (U.K.) catalog record for this publication, "the text at first was not always issued with the illustrations." For a list of dates of issue for parts numbered I through LXXVIII (Nov. 1, 1802-Nov. 1, 1813), see L.H. Conklin, "James Sowerby: his publications and collections," in Mineral books, edited by W.E. Wilson (Tucson : the Mineral record, 1995), p. 103-104. According to Conklin, "if the usual format was adhered to, six or seven more parts were issued after no. 77, but the publication schedule apparently slowed down significantly. The work concluded with plate DL (550) in 1817."
  • Originally sold by subscription. Once all parts were produced, the publication was also sold in completed sets
  • The publisher provided title pages for binding the set into 5 volumes, with the individual title pages dated as follows: v. 1: 1804; v. 2: 1806; v. 3: 1809; v. 4: 1811; v. 5: 1817
  • According to Conklin, the phrase "(with assistance)" on t.p. is assumed to refer to help from Sowerby's sons, James De Carle and George Brettingham Sowerby
  • The plates are numbered continously throughout the five volumes
  • The plates are copper-plate engravings in black or colored ink, finished with hand-watercoloring
  • Errors in numeration: Plate 421 is misnumbered 221 in some copies (the plate number is correct in the Cullman Library copy); Plate 413 and 415 have their numbers interchanged
  • "As shown by a copy of the first volume in the original wrappers, and by the dates on the plates throughout, the first part of this work was issued 1 Nov., 1802 and subsequent parts up to 1 Oct., 1805, appeared on the first of each month. No part seems to have been issued for November of that year, and publication then proceeded on alternate months beginning with February in 1806, with January in 1807, and with February again for the years 1808 to 1811. The issue then became irregular, parts appeared in February, April, June and August 1812, and in February, July, September and November 1813."--Wellcome Library record, viewed in Copac online catalog
  • Each volume has its own index. In addition, v. 5 contains a "Systematic index to British mineralogy" (v. 5, p. [2]-[9], 4th group) and an "Index to British mineralogy" (v. 5, p. [10]-[24], 4th group)
  • Each volume contains a list of errata at the end of the text
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
5 v., 550 leaves of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Dieter Schierenberg BV;
Lccn
gs 05000481
Note
  • SCNHRB copy Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.
  • SCNHRB copy imperfect: plates 101 and 230, and pages 57-58 of v. 3, are wanting.
  • SCNHRB copy has bookplates: 1. (v. 2, only) Westdean Library, 1813; 2. (v. 4, only; armorial) John W. Trist, F.S.A., F.S.I., with motto: Nec triste nec trepide; 3. Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Purchased from the Cullman Endowment.
  • SCNHRB copy has some short newsclippings on miscellaneous topics (such as animal behavior), from 1911 and 1912, mounted on the back paste-down endpaper of v. 4.
  • SCNHRB copy has contemporary gilt-tooled tree-stained full leather bindings with marbled endpapers. Volumes 2 and 4 are re-backed. The bindings, while apparently dating from the first half of the 19th century and similar in materials used, are not uniform in gilt-tooling, tree-staining, or endpapers, and probably do not all share the same provenance.
Other physical details
col. ill. (copper-plate engravings)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm02945666
  • (CaSfIA)britishmineralog01sowe

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