Saggio di congetture su i Terremoti…

Lucca, Francesco Bonsignori, 1783 Large 8° (226x141 mm). 240, [2] pp. Cartonnage d’attente, manuscript title on spine. A very good copy, untrimmed. Slightly spotting and staining. A few marginal paper flaws, two tiny holes to lower blank margin. Rare first edition of this work, in which the Pisan professor speculates upon the causes of earthquakes, and points up that volcanic eruptions and earthquakes are natural phenomena not necessarily correlated. The last leaves contain two short accounts on the 1783 earthquake occurred in Calabria. Baratta, p. 933.
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