Del ghiaccio e della coagulatione. Trattati del p. Daniello Bartoli della Compagnia di Giesù.

Autore: BARTOLI, Daniello (1608-1685)

Tipografo: Gio. Recaldini

Dati tipografici: Bologna, 1682

8vo (220x160 mm.). [8], 230, [8] pp. Collation: ϯ4 A-P8 (P is wrongly signed as ‘O', final l. O8 is blank). Jesuits' arms on title page. Some woodcut ornaments and initials. Large staining to the first 30 pages and at the pastedown. Title page a bit soiled. Smaller dump stained to the upper utter of the corner in the second half of the volume, some scattered foxing. Contemporary cardboards ‘alla rustica', manuscript title on the spine (slightly soiled). Panels slightly stained, bookblock partly detached from the binding. Uncut and genuine copy.

Second edition (the first appeared in Rome, 1681) of this treatise, divided into two parts, which belongs to the group of scientific works composed by this prolific author in the last years of his life. The work deals with various chemical and physical phenomena, including, marginally, wine and beer; and it is praised especially for “the manner of expounding things with such politeness as may suit science” (Gamba). Daniello Bartoli was an Italian Jesuit writer and historiographer, celebrated by the poet Giacomo Leopardi in his Zibaldone as the ‘Dante of Italian prose'.

Cf. Gamba, nr. 1776; Piantanida, nr. 1513.