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Giovanni Vincenzo Petrini
PETRINI, Giovanni Vincenzo.

PETRINI, Giovanni Vincenzo.
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(Born:     ; Died:     ) Italian.

Biographical references: ABI: I 772, 52. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. WBI.

Gabinetto Mineralogico, 1791

1. Italian, 1791-2 [Collection catalog].
Gabinetto | Mineralogico Dell Collegio Nazereno | Descritto | Secondo I Caratteri Esterni | E Distribvito | A Norma De Principi Constitutivi | Tomo Primo [-Secondo] | [ornament] | In Roma MDCCXCI [-MDCCXCII]. | Presso I Lazzarini| [ornate rule] | Con Licenza de' Superiori.

2 vols. [Vol 1] 8°: *-**8 ***10 a-aa8 χ1; 217l.; [i]-lii, 1-384, [2] p. [Vol 2] 8°: *8 **12 a-z8 aa10; 214l.; [i]-xxxix, [1], 1-387, [1] p. Page size: 206 x 138 mm.

Contents: [Vol 1] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; iii-xiii, Dedication.; xiv-xli, "Prefazione."; xlii, "...Praepositus Generalis..."; xliii-xliv, "...Approvazopmo..."; xlv-lii, "Prospetto | Del Tomo Primo."; 1-378, Text.; 379-384, "Tavola | Delle Materie Fossili."; [1 pg], Errata.; [1 pg], Blank.

[Vol 2] [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; iii-xxii, "Agli Studiosi Minerofili."; xxiii-xxviii, "Catalogo De' Benemeriti | Del Gabinetto Mineralogico | Del Collegio Nazareno."; xxix-xxxix, "Prospetto | Del Tomo Secondo."; [1 pg], Blank.; 1-382, Text.; 383-387, "Tavola | Delle Materie Del T. II."; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. Extensive descriptive collection catalog of the mineral specimens held in at Nazareno College in Rome at the end of the 18th century. The preliminaries of the first volume provide some history of the formation of the collection and a synopsis of the new chemistry of Lavoisier. The catalog then commences, classifying the specimens into a standard structure of salts, earths, bitumens and flammable bodies, and metals. Volcanic objects and fossils are given their own classifications and are treated at the end of volume two.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XV 43.

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