Rare first edition of a work on the quaternary of Venice and surroundings

Catullo, T. A.

Trattato sopra la costituzione geognostico-fisica dei terreni alluviani o postdiluviani delle provincie Venete.

Published 1838
Item ID 66719

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Padova, Cartallier e Sicca, 1838. 8vo (21.2 x 13.3 cm). Title page with engraved vignette, [iv], 512 pp.; several tables in the text. Mid-19th-century pebbled cloth. Gilt title on the spine.

The very rare first edition. The work was republished twice, in 1844, and in 1858, and deals with the Quaternary (Pleistocene and Holocene) geology of Northern Italy, in particular the province of Venice, which stretches from the famous town all the way to Lake Garda and the Alps at the border with Tirol (Austria). Tomasso Antonio Catullo (1782-1869) was an Italian geologist and palaeontologist. An exceptionally fine, clean copy. Ward and Carozzi, 449-450 (the 1844 and 1858 editions).

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