Search our Shelves

 
Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company - Early Printed Books, Substantive Manuscripts, U.S. and Latin Americana, Mexico & New World Languages, Hispanica, Histories & the History of Ideas, Travels, Cookery, Law, Religion, & Bibles (All Antiquarian)

YOUR BOOK-STACK, on the counter . . . 

Items selected from our database:

Vassalli-Eandi, Antonio Maria.  Rapport sur le tremblement de terre qui a commencé le 2 avril 1808, dans les vallées de Pélis, de Cluson, de Pô, etc. Fait à la classe des sciences physiques et mathématiques de l'Académie Impériale de Turin dans sa séance du 2 mai 1808. [Turin]: Felix Galletti, 1808. 8vo (22 cm, 8.66"). 136, [2 (index)] pp.
$300.00

First edition of this report on the massive Piedmont earthquake of 1808. The Abàte Vassalli-Eandi (1761–1825) was a Turin-born scientist and professor who published numerous papers on electricity, meteorological phenomena, agriculture, etc.; here, he collects and analyzes a large amount of data on local weather, topography, mines, etc., in an effort to support or rebut arguments for or against various potential causes (including the then-popular pyrite fermentation theory) for the seismic event.
        The work is not widely held outside of Europe — a search of WorldCat finds => only two U.S. institutions reporting ownership (University of Oklahoma, Yale).
        Provenance: Title-page with 19th-century inked donation inscription in upper portion and with aesthetically appealing 19th-century institutional rubber-stamp. Later in the residue of the stock of the F. Thomas Heller bookselling firm (est. ca. 1928).

Recent blue paper–covered boards, front cover with printed paper label. Title-page with markings as above, and browned; pages age-toned (most notably the index), with scattered foxing; edges untrimmed and so dust-soiled. => Solid and readable.  (40605)   Please RESHELVE This.


Items from our illustrated catalogues:


Your selections will be SAFELY SAVED until you successfully
   accomplish your order or leave our site.
     

RE-VIEW LAST DATABASE SEARCH RESULTS

BROWSE/SEARCH MORE SHELVES!    |    PLACE THAT ORDER!

E-MAIL US   |   PRB&M HOME

All material © 2019 
 The Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Company, LLC
PRB&M/SessaBks