BOLLETTI, Giuseppe Gaetano.
Dell’ Origine e de’ Progressi dell’ Instituto delle Scienze di Bologna e di tutte le Academie ad esso unite, con la descrizione delle più notabili cose, che ad uso del mondo letterario nello stesso Instituto si conservano…
In Bologna: nella Stamperia di Lelio dalla Volpe. .1751
Small 8vo, 1 leaf, pp. 3–126, 1 leaf (imprimatur), and 4 folding engraved plates. Contemporary English speckled calf, red morocco label on spine (short crack at top of upper joint), a nice copy.
FIRST EDITION. The history of the origins and activities of the Academy of Sciences of the Institute of Bologna, one of the leading scientific academies of the eighteenth century. It was founded as a private academy in 1690 by Eustachio Manfredi, and became the Instituto in 1712. The plates show the building in plan and elevation.