HISTOIRE DES CHEVALIERS HOSPITALIERS DE S. JEAN DE JERUSALEM, APPELEZ DEPUIS LES CHEVALIERS DE RHODES, ET AUJOURD'HUI LES CHEVALIERS DE MALTE. [FOUR VOLUMES]
by Vertot (Abbé de) [René-Aubert]
Paris: Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. First Edition. Hardcover. Quartos, 4 volumes; VG-; bound in full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt lettering to two compartments, uniform gilt tooling to the rest; marbled endpapers; general rubbing and scraping to boards, some wear to hinges, chipping to heads and tails of spines, corners; name written in ink on verso on ffeps; purple stamps of the Grand Consistory of Kentucky (Freemasons) on all title page, some other pages; wide margins, with no writing or marginalia in text; with 71 full page portraits, five folding maps, and one plan; Volume 1: 28 portraits, 3 folding maps; Volume 2: 20 portraits, 1 plan; Volume 3: 5 portraits, 2 folding maps; Volume 4: 18 portraits; text in French; shelved case 7. First edition of one of the most beautiful books on the Order of Malta, abundantly illustrated with a beautiful gallery of portraits of the various commanders of the order, and large folding maps of the island of Malta, its fortifications and its castles. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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