Report: Library Fire in Southern Italy Causes Three Deaths and Destruction of Priceless Renaissance Books
From The Telegraph:
Italian magistrates on Sunday opened an inquiry into the causes of a fire that gutted an aristocrat’s library in the southern city of Cosenza on Saturday, killing three people living in an adjacent apartment and destroying ‘priceless’ works by the Renaissance philosopher Bernardino Telesio and letters to Galileo Galilei, judicial sources said.
The three people who died were identified as Serafina Speranza, 51, Antonio Noce, 54, and Roberto Golia, 34.Books that went up in flames in the blaze included the first printed edition of Telesio’s great work ‘De rerum natura iuxta propria principia’ (On the Nature of Things according to their Own Principles).
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