Rome: Corbelletti, 1648. Early edition. Hardcover. 24mo - over 5" - 5¾" tall. Very good- condition. Item #6233baX1
7 leaves, 642 pages, followed by 45 leaves of index. Measures 13.5cm (height). Full leather binding; original boards and an old rebacking; front board re-attached. Front and rear flyleaves stained and chipped at the edges, as well as the first few pages of text which have archival repairs to the edges. The textblock is separated at page 168 but remaining intact, functional and attractive. Illustrated with an engraved lion map title page and numerous wood engraved portraits including Alexander Farnesius, Matthias Archidux, Franciscus Hercules Valexius, Maximilwanus Henninius, Philippus Comes Holachius, Giulielmus Ludovicus, Mauritius Nassavius Orangii, etc. Early bookplate: Aedes Christi in Academia Oxoniensi. Previous owner marks: Liber Ecclesia Christi No. 383; R. Burton's. Written by an Italian Jesuit historian, Famianus Strada (1572-1649). Flemish history; Netherlands.