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Giuseppe Gioeni
GIOENI, Giuseppe.

GIOENI, Giuseppe.
(1747 - 1822)

(Born: 12 May 1747; Died: 6 December 1822) Italian naturalist.

Gioeni was professor of natural history at the University of Catania in Sicily, and his publications center on the geology, botany and fauna of the island.

Biographical references: ABI: I 482, 213; II 282, 133-219. Casati, Dizionario degli Scrittori d'Italia, 1925-34. De Tipaldo, Biografia degli Italiani, 1834-45. Parenti, Aggiunte al Dizionario, 1952-60. Poggendorff: 1, col. 901. WBI.

Saggio di Litologia Vesuviana, 1790

1. Italian, 1790 [First edition].
[Contained within a double rule box:] Saggio | Di Litologia | Vesuviana | Dedicato | A.S.M. | La Regina | Delle Due Sicilie | Dal Cav.e Giuseppe Gioeni | De' Duchi D' Anggiò. | Napoli MDCCXC.

8°: [12], xcii, [2], 208, [2] p.

Very scarce. This treatise concerning the lithology and mineralogy of Vesuvius brought fame to the author from all parts of Europe. The first portion of the work is a scientific discussion centering on the mineralogy of Mount Vesuvius, while the second part is a systematic catalog of volcanic substances the author had found in the vulcanoe's vicinity. Included in the descriptions are shells, amber, salts, grounds, metals, sulphurs, marbles, marbles, and crystals.

Bibliographical references: BL [725.c.20.]. LKG: XIV 619a. NUC. Roller & Goodman, Catalogue, 1976: 1, 462. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 916.

2. Italian, 1791 [2nd edition].
[Contained within a double rule box:] Saggio | Di Litologia | Vesuviana | Dedicato | A.S.M. | La Regina | Delle due Sicilie | Dal Cav.e Giuseppe Gioeni | De' Duchi D'Anglo | Napoli 1791 | [rule] | Vendibili in Pavia presso Baldassare Comini. | Con premissione.

8°: A-Q8 R4 S4 (A1 blank); 136l.; [1]-272 p. Page size: 175 x 115 mm. Very scarce.

Contents: [1-2], Blanks.; [3-4], Half title page, "Saggio Di Litologia Vesuviana," verso blank.; [5-6], Title page, verso blank.; [7-8], Dedication signed Giuseppe Gioeni.; 9-264, Text.; 265-272, "Sinopsi del Catalogo Vesuviano."

Bibliographical references: BL [990.h.5.]. LKG: XIV 619a. NUC [no copy listed].

3. German, 1793 [German transl.].
Versuch einer Lithologie des Vesuvs, von Ritter Joseph Gioeni. Aus dem Italienischen übersetzt, und mit einigen Anmerkungen begleitet, von Leopold von Fichtel. Wein, Bey Joseph Stahel, 1793.

8°: 392 p.

Scarce. Translation by Leopold von Fichtel from Saggio di Litologia Vesuviana (2nd ed., Naples, 1791).

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. Hoover Collection: no. 354. LKG: XIV 620b. NUC. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 917.

4. Italian, 1787.
Relazione della Eruzione dell'Etna nel Mese di Luglio MDCCLXXXVII Scritta d. c. G. G. ... Catania, Stamperia dell'Accademia degli Enei, 1787.

8°: 40 p.

Very scarce. Describes an eruption of Mt. Etna in 1787.

Bibliographical references: LKG: XIV 618. NUC. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 915.

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