Trattato di geologia. Diretto specialmente a fare un confronto tra la struttura fisica del Settentrione e del Mezzogiorno di Europa… Parte prima [-seconda].

Pisa, Tipografia Vannucchi, 1847-1851 A work in two volumes, 220x130 mm. I. xiv (including half title), 546, [4] pp. Five lithographic plates (one chromolithographic; rather spotted the plates bound between pp. 164-165 and pp. 210-211); one folding diagram. Illustrations and diagrams in text. II. 614 (including half title), [2] pp. Illustrations and diagrams in text. Uniformly bound in contemporary quarter leather, over marbled boards. Spine into compartments, title and number of volume lettered gilt. In the first volume pale red silk bookmark. Edges blue sprinkled. Leather a bit rubbed at head, corners slightly bumped. A very good copy, light spotting and browning, specially in the second volume. A bit loose some leaves of first volume. The most important work written by the Italian geologist, the second volume published posthumous. “Though cut short of reaching full maturity, his ability as a consolidator and synthetizer was already evident from his last papers and his Trattato di Geologia. The methodological approach of his work, the vastness of his interests and solidity of his logics on general problems, his skill in regional synthesis, combined with his original comparative approach, force the conclusions that, had he lived, he would have continued his brilliant and steadfast ascent among the distinguished pioneers of geology (B. D’Argenio, Leopoldo Pilla, p. 223)”. Baratta, p. 920; Clio, s.v., p. 3620; B. D’Argenio, Leopoldo Pilla (1805-1848). A young Combatant who lived for Geology and died for his Country, “Geological Society of America”, 411 (2006), pp. 211-223.
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