Qualche cosa intorno ai volcani in seguito di alcune idee geo- logiche. All’eruzione del Vesuvio del 1 Gennajo 1812…

Naples, Domenico Sangiacomo, 1813 217x140 mm. 167 pp. Contemporary wrappers. Label on spine, with author’s name and title in manuscript; at bottom remains of a smaller label, with old shelfmark. Extremities damaged, rear cover almost detached, a few browning and thumb-soiling. Front cover largely repaired to outer right corner and outer side. A good copy, uncut. Some marginal pa- per flaws, corners turn down. Spotting throughout, upper blank margin rather browned, somewhat waterstained the last leaves. On front cover, some pencilled and inked numbers. Provenance: from the private library ’Natur. Philos.ae Luc. G. Falzari’ (circular stamp on title and on p. 166). A contemporary note inked on title. Philosophical and geological observations about the earth’s crust, and the volcanic rocks. In 1816 Lippi pub- lished the work Fu il fuoco e l’acqua che sotterrò Pompei ed Ercolano?, in which he substained the ’original’ thesis that both ancient towns at the foot of Vesuvius would be destroyed not by a volcanic eruption, but by water. Furchheim, p. 94; Clio s.v., p. 2643.
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