Dissertazioni Storiche e Critiche Sopra La Cavalleria Antica e Moderna, Secolare e Regolare Con Note, e Molte Figure in Rame Di Onorato Da Santa Maria Carmelitano Scalzo Limosino Da Un Religioso Dell stess' Ordine Dal Franzese Tradotte
Honoré de Sainte-Marie, Père

Brescia: Dalle Stampe Di Giammaria Rizzardi, 1761. F xxiv + 480 pages; frontispiece portrait drawn and engraved by Cagnoni, with an elaborate title page illustrated ornament also by Cagnoni after Carboni; title and end-piece ornaments, and plates illustrating dozens of crosses, emblems, necklaces, ornamentation, artifacts, relating to chivalry, orders and degrees, responsibilities and duties of the Knights of Constantine by Blaise Vauxelles (1651 - 1729) French philosopher and religious theologian, who had taken the religious name of Honoratus a Sancta Maria - was sent to Malta, served a sub-prior and returned to France taking up teaching duties and writing extensively to combat Jansenism, Gallicanism, quietism and rationalism - along with, as here, topics related to chivalry. (Cath. Encyc.); Italian text, with Latin quotations; approx. 8" x 10 1/2" (20 x 27 cm) in size; small die-cut oval ticket of a Greek bookseller on the front pastedowns; bound in beige polished paper covered boards, paper vellum spine and corners, black spine titles, simple line rules, top edge gilt; some edge, tips wear, darkening and soiling to binding; title page with repaired closed tear; overall, text very fresh & clean and in very good condition. Very Good Hardcover (Item ID: 22556)


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