Dialogo… Diviso in due Giornate. Nella prima delle quali si tratta delle cause universali del Terremoto, e di tutte le impressioni, & apparenze, che, con stupor del volgo, nell’Aria si generano. Nella seconda, del Terremoto, della Salsedine del Mare, della via Lattea, e del flusso, e reflusso del Mare s’assegnano cause particolari, diverse d’Aristotele, e da qualunque Filosofo fin’ad hora ne habbi scritto…

Ferrara, Vittorio Baldini, 1587 8° (148x95 mm). [8], 108, [4] pp. Woodcut printer’s device on title; woodcut head- and tailpieces; historiated initials. Cartonnage d’attente, manuscript title on spine. Leaves somewhat toned, otherwise an excellent copy. From 1571 to 1587 a large corpus of earthquake treatises, mostly vernacular, were written and published in and around Ferrara. The very rare Dialogo by the Ferrarese courtier Romei – only seven copies known in the Italian institutional libraries and only one recorded in OCLC (Illinois) – is the latest to have been printed in the 16th century, and represents a relevant source, devoted to the history and causes, from an Aristotelian standpoint, of earthquakes in general. STC Italian, 585; Riccardi I, 389; Baratta, pp. 930-931; E. Guidoboni, I terremoti del territorio ferrarese, in F. Bocchi (ed.), Storia illustrata di Ferrara, Milano 1987, pp. 625-640; Eadem, Riti di calamità. Terremoti a Ferrara nel 1570-74, “Quaderni storici”, 19 (1989), pp. 107-136; C. Martin, Renaissance Meteorology. Pomponazzi to Descartes, Baltimore 2011, p. 73.
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