first edition Hardcover
1726 · Paris
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 above new age. 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.;. 1297170. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
(Inventory #: 1297170)