A SYSTEM OF MINERALOGY, by James Dwight Dana - 1837 [1st Ed, Rebound]


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A System of Mineralogy:

Including an Extended Treatise on Crystallography: With an Appendix, Containing the Application of Mathematics to Crystallographic Investigation, and a Mineralogical Bibliography.

by James Dwight Dana


A very scarce FIRST EDITION of this important work on cut stones. Lavishly illustrated with 250 woodcuts, 4 copper plates, and an additional 150 pictures, as well as numerous tables and formulas. Includes all 4 plates (2 foldouts) of crystal formations at end. 452 pages of text, plus 119 pages of appendixes, bibliography and index.  6 x 9.25 inches

Fine binding: Professionally rebound by the award-winning Stonehouse Bindery in Lambertville, NJ. Full-leather bound with 4 raised bands and bright gilt leather title pasted on spine. Fully marbled text block edges.

Publishing Information: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes, New Haven, CT. 1837. 

Leatherbound book is overall in VERY GOOD to NEAR FINE condition.

  • Full leatherbound book.
  • Plates are in excellent condition.
  • Binding is strong and tight.
  • Covers exhibit minimal shelfwear.
  • Text block and binding are tight.
  • Foldouts are aged, with minimal foxing.
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Interior is lightly tanned with light to moderate scattered foxing, with an occasional dog-ear or page crease.
  • Endpages are foxed, with much less to actual pastedowns. 
  • Vintage pen & ink owner's sig on title page.
  • Text block exhibits minimal expected age-warping, with dusty edges.
  • Book may exhibit additional minor signs of age or wear.
  • 20151007/CR20180102

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Binding: Leather
Subject: Science & Medicine
Topic: Gemology
Year Printed: 1837
Special Attributes: Professionally Rebound
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Original/Facsimile: Original
Region: North America
Language: English
Place of Publication: New Haven CT
Publisher: Durrie & Peck and Herrick & Noyes
Author: James Dwight Dana
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