Book on Geology of Italy, Stoppani, Antonio, & Negri, Gaetano, & Mercalli, Giuseppe; Geologia d'Italia

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Stoppani, Antonio, & Negri, Gaetano, & Mercalli, Giuseppe; Geologia d'Italia....Descrizione dei Terreni Componenti il suolo d' Italia. Milano, 1874. Two volumes in one. Quarto, pp. 206, 172 text illustrations and figures. Volume 2 titled "Vulcani e Fenomeni Vulcanici. Milano, 1883. pp. 374, errata, 78 text figures and illustrations, 13 tinted plates and maps (some folded).

The two works are complete and bound as one in modern cloth. The binding is tight and very clean. X-lib. with stamp on half title and title of volume 1. The text is very clean with very minor foxing to folded maps. In very good condition.

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A noted Italian geologist and paleontologist; Stoppani (1824-1891) published extensively on the paleontology and geology of Italy, especially the Alpine regions. He has collaborated with Negri and Mercalli who are also  noted Italian geologists to produce these two works. In the first, Stoppani and Negri describe the stratigraphy, structural geology and paleontology of Italy. In the second work, Mercalli describes the volcanism and seismicity of Italy and provides details on the most prominent eruptions and earthquakes.