Catalogue of a Collection of Minerals and Geological Specimens.

[Tennant (James)]

Catalogue of a Collection of Minerals and Geological Specimens.

Description: manuscript in ink on paper, 28 leaves, 4to, written on rectos only, a few corrections in ink and pencil, original black paper wrappers, upper fore-edge frayed and spine partly defective, [together with:] a wooden sample tray with some 60 odd samples of minerals, most with tiny printed numbered labels (numbers corresponding to the Catalogue), either loose or in small sample bottles sealed with corks,

Publication Details: [London:] December 1842

Notes: Listed are 442 items in various categories, usually with a note of the origin of the sample - mainly the British Isles, but also from all over the world - with the occasional note about a particular sample. We are slightly vague about the number since some are fragments only (perhaps broken off). Some 43 are loose, and 13 in tiny sample bottles (there are also 4 empty bottles and 3 loose corks). This is an early example of a Tennant Catalogue. James Tennant, (1808–1881), was 'in October 1824 apprenticed as shop assistant to John Mawe, mineral dealer, of 149 Strand, London. Mawe had been a gr...more

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Subject: Sciences

Published Date: 1842

Stock Number: 60314

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