Lot 64: Corrao Alberto. Memoria sopra i tremuoti di Messina... In Messina: Per Giuseppe Di Stefano, 1783

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October 27, 2016
Rome, Italy

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Description: Corrao Alberto. Memoria sopra i tremuoti di Messina Accaduti in quest'Anno 1783... In Messina: Per Giuseppe Di Stefano, 1783. In 4° (mm 200x144). Pagine CVI, [2]. Buon esemplare. Legatura coeva in cartone d'attesa. Al contropiatto anteriore applicato ex libris di Giacomo Manzoni ed etichetta della Libreria Mediolanum. Interessante testimonianza contemporanea al terribile terremoto di Messina, redatta dal professore di diritto canonico Alberto Corrao. L'Autore fornisce dettagliate informazioni sui danni provocati dal terremoto e sulla morte dei più illustri cittadini, conservando la tendenza dell'epoca di spiegare i terremoti quali fenomeni elettrici. Baratta, 871. 4° (200x144 mm). CVI, [2] pages. A fair copy. Contemporary cardboard. On the front pastedown attatched ex libris by Giacomo Manzoni and label of the Mediolanum Library. An interesting contemporary witness of the terrible earthquake of Messina, edited by the professor of canonic law Alberto Corrao. The author brings detailed informations about the damages caused by the earthquake and about the death of most illustrious citizens, preserved the tendency of the time to explain electrical phenomena such as earthquakes. Baratta, 871.
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