Trattati. Bologna, Pietro Bottelli, 1680. Quarto, 8 x 6 . This copy is bound in contemporary full vellum. Item #740
This is the second edition of Bartoli’s important work on the study of acoustics and physiology of hearing, including some hints on the theories from Galileo Galilei. From 1670 to 1673 Bartoli served as Rector of the Collegio Romano in recognition of his international prestige as a writer. Indefatigible in his final years Bartoli produced 4 Jesuit biographies and three scientific treatises on pressure, sound, coagulation. His several works of spiritual reflection were brought together a folio edition, Le Morali in 1684. His final work, Pensieri sacri went to press after his death in Rome, January 13, 1685.
Haller praises his philosophical works, and Dr. Burney in his History of Music vol. III states that this work ‘ on Harmony,” published at Bologna, 1680, under the title “Del Suono de Tremori Armonici e dell' Udito,” a truly scientific and ingenious work, in which are several discoveries in harmonics, that have been pursued by posterior writers on the subject.
De Backer-Sommervogel vol I, col 980: Wellcome II,109.