Memoria storico-fisica sul Tremuoto de’ 20 Febbraro mdcccxviii…

Catania, Stamperia de’ Regi Studi, 1818 212x136 mm. 67, [1] pp. Original printed wrappers, both covers framed by engraved border, and decorated with a small central ornament. A few tiny wormholes, affecting one or two letters. Otherwise a very good, wide-margined copy. Inscribed by the author on recto of the front endpaper ’Al Sig.r Conte Cesare Borgia, Commendatore del S.G.O. in attestato d’ossequio L’Autore’. Divided in two parts, the first containing the account of the earthquake of 1818, whereas the second deals with the general causes and effects of seismic event. On the last leaves a list of damage and victims provoked in the Catania district by the previous earthquake of 1798. Longo was professor of experimental physics at the University of Catania from 1829 to 1867 Baratta, p. 904; BSRI, p. 385, SI085; Clio, s.v., p. 2672.
€ 400