Historia Reformationis Ecclesiarum Raeticarum: Ex Genuinis Fontibus et Adhuc Maximam Partem Numquam Impressis Sine Partium Studio Deducta ...
1772·Curiae Raetorum et Lindaviae:
by PORTA, Petro Dominico Rosio de [Peter Dominic Rosi da Porta].
Curiae Raetorum et Lindaviae:: Jacobi Otto, 1772-77., 1772. 2 volumes (3 parts). Small 4to. , 261, , 658, ; [x], 668,  pp. Engraved folding copper-plate (facing II, p. 657, incl., "Representation du Beau Bourg de Plours, ou Plrurs, en Grissons et de sa Ruine, Terrible, arrive en 1618"), index. Original full mottled-calf, raised bands, elaborately gilt-stamped compartments, red gilt-stamped spine labels, THIS COPY BEING SPECIAL FOR ITS EDGES ARE EMBELLISHED IN A DELUXE FORM FOR A WEALTHY PATRON, BEING ALL EDGES GILT, ORNATELY GAUFFERED, WITH EACH SIDE SHOWING A WIDE OVAL NON-GILT PART OF THE EDGE AND IN ITS PLACE IS AN ITALIAN-STYLE PASTE-PAPER MARBLING EMBELLISHING ALL SIX EDGES THE TWO VOLUMES; vol. II joints partly cracked, corners showing (both vols.). Generally a very good + set. "The Historia Reformationis Raeticarum Ecclesiarum, by R. a Porta, has furnished me with a number of important facts respecting Italian refugees." – Thomas M'Crie, History of the progress and suppression of the Reformation in Italy in the 16th century, Edinburgh, 1827. WITH TWO FORE-EDGE PAINTINGS ADDED TO THE VOLUMES, PAINTED BY "STEVENS", OF SALISBURY CATHEDRAL AND WORCESTER CATHEDRAL. See: Quaritch, A General Catalogue of Books: Offered to the Public at the Affixed Prices, London, 1874, p. 148, item 1280. Mentions that the plates are "scarce". Noting further that volume I was also printed in 1771, Impensis Societatis Typographicae.
(Inventory #: FF2454)
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