319: TORRE, G. M. DELLA,

Scienza della natura generale. 2 Bde. Venedig, Recurti, 1750. 4º. Mit 62 ausfaltbaren Kupfertafeln. XXIV, 436 S.; 2 Bl., 600 S. Pgt. d. Zt. mit Rsch. (gering berieben). (149)
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DSB IV, 26: "Della Torre’s most important work. In short, the ‘Scienza della natura’ presents a complete and ordered picture of the state of scientific knowledge in its time. Although Della Torre’s work is almost forgotten today, he was strongly influential in establishing the scientific climate of eighteenth-century Italy." – Zweite Ausgabe des erstmals 1748-49 in Neapel erschienenen Werkes (Brunet 4477). – "Illustrations of particular interest are those of units of measurement, the pendulum, electrostatical machines, the pointing of mortar, the compressed-air gun, the refraction of light rays, and chyliferous vessels in man" (DSB). – Innengelenke gebrochen, beide Bände im Tafelteil am Bug mit Wurmspuren (selten kleiner Bildverlust), stellenw. etw. wasserrandig und gebräunt.

Second edition of the work first published at Naples in 1748-49 (Brunet 4477). – Plate part with worming at inner joint (mostly outside illustration border); partly minimally browned and occasionally soiled. – Contemporary vellum with spine label (hardly rubbed and scuffed).