Descrizione del grande Incendio del Vesuvio Successo nel giorno otto del mese di Agosto del corrente anno 1779

Napoli, Vincenzo Mazzola-Vocola, 1779 8° (206x134 mm). 38 (including half title), [2] pp., last leaf blank. Headpiece and decorative initial on l. A4r. Modern marbled boards backed in red leather, longitudinal title gilt on spine. Marbled pastedowns and endpapers, red silk bookmark. A very good copy; sporadic, light spotting. On title the pencilled note ‘188-8’; on half title pasted a small cutting from sale catalogue, with a brief description of the copy. A report upon the great Vesuvio eruption in 1779 was also written by the above mentioned Domenico Tata (see item 50), who dedicated his opericciuola to the prince of Torella. The classification of the volcanic rocks is based on the Catalogo by Ferdinando Galiani (see item 48). Furchheim, pp. 190-191.
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