Mineral Collections of Russia, Part 1. Fourteen Presonal Collections (18th - 20th Centuries). Mineralogical Almanac, volume 2. 2000, Ocean Picture Ltd, Moscow, Russia. 128 pages; color illustrations - 129, historical photo - 11, softbound.
The second volume of the Mineralogical Almanac contains a description of fourteen personal mineral collections, gathered during the 18th and the 19th centuries by prominent politicians, scientists, missionaries and businessmen - are now a part of the State Museum collections. Another group includes six collections which were collected by our contemporaries - amateurs and professional mineralogists. Each reflects the interests of its owner - scientific, aesthetic, geographic, etc. The Almanac displays the range others interests together with the beauty of the Mineral Kingdom. It is the first in the series of issues devoted to the Mineral Collections of Russia.