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Shipping Zusto, Giovanni Descrizione istorica dell'estrazione della pubblica nave La Fenice dal Canale Spignon, in cui giacque circa tre anni totalmente sommersa With engraved front tip-spiz and 7 copper plates folded several times by D. Daniotto after G. Gason. Venice, Pinelli, 1789. XXXII (incl. front.), 90 p., 1 sheet 4°. Paperback at present with marbled cover (stained, more rubbed and scraped). Only edition. - Cicogna 1458. - Riccardi I, 407, Venez. Graphic 292: "...opera importantissima per gli studiosi della meccanica applicata alla nautica" - Very rare book on the recovery of a warship that sank in a Venetian canal on 1.4.1783 in a storm with 74 cannons on board. The splendid engravings (52 x 69 cm) show the salvage operation carried out by the author himself in all details. - With ex-libris from the library of Noël Pinelli (1881-1970), Undersecretary of the Merchant Navy. - Mirror with missing parts, pp. 43-50 with few wormholes (no loss of text), plates partly in fold or slightly torn at margins. - Altogether good copy of the rare type. Maritime. - With engr. frontispiece and 7 fold. engr. plates. Contemp. marbled boards (rubbed, soiled, small pieces missing). - First and only edition. - Very rare book about the exceptional venture which brought afloat the warship that sank in a Venetian canal in 1783 in a storm with 74 cannons on board. The splendid copper engravings (52 x 69 cm) show in all details the rescue operation carried out by the author himself. - With ex-libris from the library of Noël Pinelli (1881-1970). - P. 43-50 with a few wormholes (no loss of text), plates partly with tears to fold or margin. - Altogether a good copy of this rare work. *

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