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[Galiani, Ferdinando]
CATALOGO DELLE MATERIE APPARTENUTI AL VESUVIO CONTENUTE NEL MUSEO, CON ALCUNE BREVI OSSERVAZIONI. "LONDRA" [BUT ITALY?], 1772
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141
[Galiani, Ferdinando]
CATALOGO DELLE MATERIE APPARTENUTI AL VESUVIO CONTENUTE NEL MUSEO, CON ALCUNE BREVI OSSERVAZIONI. "LONDRA" [BUT ITALY?], 1772
Estimate
2,5003,000
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[Galiani, Ferdinando]
CATALOGO DELLE MATERIE APPARTENUTI AL VESUVIO CONTENUTE NEL MUSEO, CON ALCUNE BREVI OSSERVAZIONI. "LONDRA" [BUT ITALY?], 1772
8vo (181 x 100mm.), woodcut border on title-page, contemporary paper wrappers, spine lettered in ink, uncut, slight worming in upper margin of last 2 leaves 
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Provenance

Joseph Freilich, sale Sotheby's New York, 10 January 2001, lot 195

Literature

Einaudi 2326

Catalogue Note

scarce first edition. An important work in the history of vulcanology, this catalogue provides one of the earliest descriptions of the rocks and minerals of Vesuvius. At the end is a 14-page bibliography of early works on vulcanology. Ferdinando Galiani (1728-1787)  was a Neapolitan envoy to France and also wrote on economic subjects such as money and the grain trade (see lot 87).

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