Book Description

Vellum marked and scuffed, spotting throughout, front hinge is holding but delicate, rear hinge firm, pages rough-cut., break to text block at pp 120 -121, an extremely scarce book.
Dealer Notes
A life of St. Filippo Benizi (1233 - 1285), propagator and fifth general of the Order of Servants of the Virgin Mary. Benizi was a presbyter of the Order of the Servants of Mary, of which he was elected Superior General in 1267. In 1269, at the conclave to elect him as the successor to Pope Clement IV, he declined to be chosen as he thought himself unworthy of the role. He was canonised by Pope Clement X in 1671.

A copy is held in the National Library of Florence from which the collation is made. [12], 507 (ie 407), [40]. Worldcat 7 copies and Copac 2 copies BL, in the British Library. The reference BNP v. CIV, col. 317 given cross-relates to the work in French held at the National Library of France.
Author (Francois Malaval)
Date 1700 second edition
Binding Vellum
Publisher Lucca per Domenico Ciuffetti con licenza
Pages [12] [400, 501 - 507 ie. 401 - 407] [ 40 index]

Price: £2500.00

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