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Francisco Imperato
IMPERATO, Francisco.

IMPERATO, Francisco.
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Italian lawyer.

Biographical references: Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 218.

De Fossilibus Opusculum, 1610

1. Latin, 1610.
De | Fossilibvs | Opvscvlvm | Avthore | Francisco Imperato | Ivre Consvlto Neapolitano | Ferdinandi Filio. | In quo miro ordine continentur Naturalis disci- | plinæ scitu dignissma, eiusque Professoribus | omnino necessaria; ab alijs minimè ex- | cogitata. Accesserunt. | Multa, quæ Hieroglyphicè per Fossilia nouiter in- | terpetramur; non nullæque Icones fide- | liter ad viuum delieatæ. | [ornament] | Neapoli, Typis Io. Dominici Roncalioli. M.DC.X. | [rule] | Svperiorvm Permissv.

4°: a4 A-M4 N6; 58l.; [8], [1]-98, [10] p., title vignette, ornamental initials, one table, text illus.

Rare. The author was the son of Ferrante Imperato.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 6, 500. Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 1, 41. Hoover Collection: no. 441. LKG: III 38. NUC [no copy listed]. Ward & Carozzi, Geology Emerging, 1984: no. 1173.

2. Italian, 1628.
Discorsi | Intorno | A Diverse | Cose Natvrali | Di | Francesco Imperato | V.I.D. Napolitano, | Opera Non Meno Cvriosa, | che vtile, e necessaria à Professori della | natural Filosofia. | [ornament] | In Napoli. | [rule] | Nella Stamperia di Egidio Lengo M.DC.XXVIII. | Con Licenza De' Svperiori.

4°: §4 A-I4 K7; 46l.; [8], 1-83, [1] p., one folding table. Title page printer's device. Woodcut initials and tailpieces throughout. Page size: 140 x 205 mm.

Contents: [1 pg], Title page.; [1 pg], "Illustrissime, & Excellentissime Domine."-dated Febrary, 1628.; [2 pgs], Dedication to Frederico Cesi.; [3 pgs], "Al Lettore."; [1 pg], "Tavola | Degli Discorsi." (=table of contents).; 1-83, Text.; [1 pg], "Imprimatur: | Iacobus Terragnolus Vicarius | Generalis. | [...2 more lines...].

Rare. The work is a collection of 14 lectures on different topics in the study of fossils and mineralogy in Italian. At the end is a folding chart, in Latin, illustrating the author's classification method.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 6, 500. LKG: III 38a*. NUC: 265, 206 [NI 0041497].

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