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Giornale dell'eruzione dell'Etna avvenuta alli 27 maggio 1819 [Journal of the eruption of Mt Etna, May 27, 1819]

By: Mario Gemmellaro

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Catania: Dall Stampria dei Regi Studi: 1819

Edition: 1st edition

Seller ID: k200301d

Condition: Good


1st ed., 12mo, stitched wrappers. 30 pp. plus three folding plates depicting the phases of Etna eruption, after Mario Gemmellaro and engraved by Antonio Zacco. Gemmellaro “was a local naturalist who had long been studying the volcano; he and his brother Carlo had even built a refuge at the foot of the summit cone, to which they regularly took the more energetic of visiting savants” (M.J.S. Rudwick, World before Adam, pp. 98-99). Scarce -- only two copies of this first edition in OCLC. ##### Condition: Very good. Appears to be disbound, but all bibliographic references refer to the ide... View more info