prima e dopo il terremoto del 28 dicembre 1908…

Florence, Società Fotografica Italiana, 1908 Oblong, 251x293 mm. [2], 437 pp. Volume mainly illustrated. Four lithographic plates and maps (three folding), five leaves with seismograms recorded by various observatories. Title and text in Italian, English, French and German. Original boards, backed in green percaline. Title and embossed device of the Società Fotografica Italiana stamped on upper cover, spine with title in gilt. An excellent copy. The volume, published by the Società Fotografica Italiana, shows about 1,000 images of both cities, before and after the shocks of 28 December 1908, giving a ‘pictorial’ narration of the catastrophe. With a short preface by Gabriele D’Annunzio, and the introduction by the historian Pasquale Villari. Guido Alfani, director of the Osservatorio Ximeniano, added a writing on the earthquake and its registrations.“As a perpetual record of the Arts which smiled in the destroyed Cities, of the scourge which overwhelmed them and of the human brotherhood which assuaged their torments, the Società Fotografica Italiana compiled this work, dedicating it to the ‘National Society Regina Elena’ in aid of those left Orphans by the earthquake” (p. 1). No copy recorded in OCLC. BSRI, p. 397, SI174.
€ 900