Berlin / Leipzig: P. Jeanrenaud (A. Foerstner'sche Buchhandlung) / A. Foerstnersche (Arthur Felix) 1855, 1857. First Edition. XVI, 410 pages + 14 tables. BOUND WITH SUPPLEMENT VIII, 227,  pages. 2 works bound in one volume. 3/4 leather over marbed boards. Minor wear, and one piece of marbled paper missing. Previous owner's name inked on front flyleaf (along with old dealer notation). Minor foxing, a nice copy. Nicely illustrated with 401 woodcuts in the text and 207 in the supplement. Near Fine. Boards. 
"One of the great books of nineteenth-century chemical crystallography, giving full details on the crystallographic habit and structure of the elements, inorganic and organic compounds. Rammelsberg (1813-1899) studied under Mitscherlich (to whom this work is dedicated) and Rose in Berlin. In 1874 he succeeded Rose as professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Berlin. He analyzed numerous minerals, and his researches on crystallography are very important." (Neville, Vol 2, p. 351 - incorrectly identifying the publisher and date of publication).
With the signature of American Geologist Raphael Pumpelly on the second flyleaf. "Rammelsberg's most important works were comprehensive compilations on mineral chemistry and on chemical crystallography. Each went through two editions, and at the end off the nineteenth century the new editions were the most important works in their respective fields...Handbuch der Krystallographischen Chemie may be considered a forerunner of Groth's give-volume Chemische Krystallographie (1906-1919), also the work of one man." (DSB 11&12, p. 270).
Scarce in commerce. The Neville Collection does not include the supplement.