Istoria del Monte Vesuvio Divisata in due Libri… Dedicata all’Ill.mo, e Reverend.mo Signor D. Celestino Galiano Arcivescovo di Tessalonica, e Cappellano Maggiore del Regno di Napoli &c.

Naples, Giuseppe Severini, 1734 4° (236x176 mm). [16], 224, [4] pp. Woodcut decorative initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary vellum; spine with manuscript title. Red edges. A very good copy, slightly spotting and staining. A few marginal paper flaws. First edition of the treatise in which Sorrentino, a secular priest from Torre del Greco, relates his observations made in 1724, 1725, and 1733, listing also the historical eruptions of the Neapolitan volcano, from 1660 to 1734. He was the first naturalist to mention sightings of rings of volcanic ashes over the Vesuvius. Furchheim, pp. 185-186.
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