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Diagnostic Constants of Minerals

By: V. G. Feklichev

Price: $100.00

Publisher: Moscow, Russia/Boca Raton, Florida, Mir Publishers/CRC Press: 1992

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000016

ISBN: 0849375401

Condition: Fine


Translated from the Russian publication (1989) of the same name. 687 pages. View more info

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Encyclopedia of Mineral Names

By: William H. Blackburn and William H. Dennon

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 1997

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000105

ISBN: 092129445X

Condition: Near Fine


Glossy pictorial cover.Cover lightly scuffed, a little chipping on lower left corner of front flyleaf. Contents fine. An exhaustive work on the origin of the name of each known mineral species through 1996, arranged alphabetically. Includes three updates to bring the book current to 2002. Includes chemical formula, crystal structure, origin of each name (such as named after place or person or a physical trait). Historical information for many of the long established mineral names. 360 pages. A useful reference for mineralogists and collectors. View more info

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Glossary of Obsolete Mineral Names

By: Peter Bayliss

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Tucson, AZ, The Mineralogical Record: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000106

ISBN: 0930259041

Condition: Near Fine


Black cloth binding with gold lettering on spine and front cover. Comprehensive listing of mineral species, along with obsolete names, varieties, synonyms, and discredited species. Very useful reference for researchers andl curators/collectors who deal with old mineral publications and mineral labels. 235 pages. View more info

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Hey's Mineral Index : Mineral Species, Varieties and Synonyms, Third Edition

By: A. M. Clark

Price: $200.00

Publisher: London, England, Chapman & Hall: 1993

Edition: 3rd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000114

ISBN: 0412399504

Condition: Very Good


Pictorial cover. Some scuffing and scratches on covers, some wear to upper spine (no tears), contents in fine condition. Compendium of mineral names. including valid species, invalidated species, synonyms, archaic names and varieties. Descriptions of minerals include chemistry, crystallography, origin of name and type locality. Over 3500 valid species included, as well as varietal and archaic names. 852 pages. Heavy book, will require additional postage. View more info

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Identifying Wood: Accurate Results with Simple Tools

By: R. Bruce Hoadley

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Newtown, CT, The Taunton Press: 1990

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000043

ISBN: 0942391047

Condition: Fine


One of the best books written on the identification of wood. Useful to the paleobotanist as well as the botanist. Detailed classification scheme utilizing microscopy to identify between species or genera. View more info

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Meteorites From A to Z, Second Edition

By: Michael R. Jensen, William B. Jensen and Anne M. Black

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Colorado, Michael R. Jensen: 2004

Edition: 2nd Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000041

ISBN: 0967974739

Condition: Near Fine


Spiral bound. Written for the meteorite collector, this book is formatted as a checklist for all known meteorites to 2004, providing data on meteorite name, locale, classification, date found and total known weight. Also has sections on meteorite classification, Saharan and Arabian Peninsula Meteorites, chronology index of falls, and a useful bibliography. View more info

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Mineral Species Discovered in Canada: and Species Named after Canadiens

By: Laszlo Horvath

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Ottawa, Canada, Mineralogical Association of Canada: 2003

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000040

ISBN: 0921294409

Condition: As New


Summary of minerals where the type locality is in Canada.Includes descriptions of occurrences, origin of the name, biography of the person who the specimen is named after, and references. Well illustrated with color photos of each mineral specie. View more info

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The International Handbook: A Multi-Lingual Reference Directory for Mineral Collectors

By: Sande H. Zirlin

Price: $30.00

Publisher: New Amsterdam, NY, Garnet Books Unlimited: 1981

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000144

Condition: Good


Printed wraps. Front cover is moderately scuffed, spine has moderate creasing. Contents fine. Contains 550 mineral names translated into 12 different languages., plus an index of country names also translated in the same languages. Was written to facilitate communication between mineral collectors in various countries with active collecting communities. A useful resource. 175 pages. View more info

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The Magnificent Scientific Library of Joseph A. Freilich

By: Sotheby's

Price: $85.00

Publisher: New York, NY, Sotheby's: 2000

Edition: 1st Edition

Inscription: No Signature

Seller ID: 000052

Condition: Fine


Only defect is one small stain (approx. 5mm) on exterior of pages. Auction catalog of an extremely fine scientific library, including works from the 16th to the 20th century. View more info