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Relazione del Terremoto accaduto in Siena - Soldani, Ambrogio Baldo - 1798. 
Giuseppe Pazzini, 1798. 8Â° (184x133 mm). x, 98 pp. One folding plate, depicting the town of Siena viewed from Mount Celso (Prospettiva dell?Atmosfera osservata sopra la CittĂ di Siena nei giorni 26. 27 Maggio 1798 Veduta dalla Villa di Monte Celso). Contemporary hand-decorated wrappers, small floral pattern on striped ground, preserved in modern card. A fresh, uncut copy. Minor marginal paper flaws to few leaves. On recto of front endpaper a small cutting from sale catalogue, with a brief description of the copy, ?br. Cop. Varese orig?. Raro?. The most complete and authoritative source on Siena earthquake on 26 May 1798, and the first systematic overview of historical seismicity in this territory, by the abbĂ© Soldani, professor of geometry at the University of Siena. Numerous buildings collapsed, including the vaults of the Cathedral, and the author estimates the damage at one million of piastre. The work is divided in six letters, written between 9 June and 17 July 1798. As appendix the printer added a letter send on 29. June 1798 to the Turin physicist Vassalli-Eandi by Giuseppe Gattesco Gatteschi.
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