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BECCHETTI, FILIPPO - Teoria Generale della Terra. Esposta all'Accademia Volsca di Velletri.

Roma, Per Paolo Giunchi. No date [1782 ]. [see approbation on page 408]. 8vo. W. etched front. ['F. Piani Inv. P. Macchiavelli Sculp.'], 1 engr. vignette & 13 woodc. head-pieces. Contemp. hlf. vellum, over blue paste paper brds., vellum corners, edges of covers some rubb. [A12 - R12, X1]. ((1-7), 8-410 [p. 410 errata list] pp.). (A few quires some yellowing; text occasional light foxing.). (All edges marbled red and blue.). Riccardi, Biblioteca Matematica Italiana, vol. I, columns 100-101: 'È opera più erudita che scientifica, e prescindendo da quanto vi riguarda la fisica terrestre, tratta delle opinioni degli antichi e dei moderni sulla figura e sulla grandezza della terra.': Ward & Carozzi, item 154, mentions an 'illustrated half title' "Teoria della Terra", which is in fact the etched frontispiece present in our copy: Discusses the origin of the world in lecture form, incorporating the opinions of the ancient philosophers on the origin and 'soul' of the earth, the modernist views up to date, the physical properties of the earth, the flooding of the earth etc. Literary references / citations at the end of each chapter.
EUR 375.00 [Appr.: US$ 441.83 | £UK 321.25 | JP¥ 48745] Book number 9222

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