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Babington, William (1799)


Babington, William (1799)

Babington, William (1799)

A | New System | Of | Mineralogy, | In The Form Of | Catalogue, | After The Manner Of | Baron Born’s Systematic Catalogue | Of The Collection Of Fossils Of | Mlle Éléonore De Raab. | [double rule] | By William Babington, M.D. | Assistant Physician, And Lecturer In Chemistry, At Guy’s Hospital. | [double rule] | London: Printed For The Author, By T. Bensley, Bolt-Court, Fleet-Street; | and Sold By W. Phillips, George-Yard, Lombard-Street; G.G. And J. Robinsons, | Paternoster-Row; And T. Cox, St. Thomas’s-Street, Borough. | [rule] | 1799.

Half title: A | New System | Of | Mineralogy. (the half title is missing in the present copy)

Collation: 4°: [A]4 B-Z4 Aa-Nn4 O2 P2; [7] viii [1] 2-279 [1 blank] [6] p.

Page size: 202 x 262 mm

Binding: later half calf with marbled boards and gilt ornaments and black leather title label on spine

Provenance: unknown, but with numerous contemporary manuscript notes and extra leaflets with notes bound in, as well as extra pages with notes and newspaper clippings (dated between 1808-1810) at the end of the present volume.
Also bound in is the complete text part consisting of a series of tables (B-G2 H1) of the first edition of the author's "A Systematic Arrangement Of Minerals" of 1795

Other editions: none

References: Schuh 264; Ward & Carozzi 92

Collection: private collection

Babington, William (1799)