Small folio, contemporary quarter vellum binding with gilt ornamentation and lettering and (faded) handwriting in contemporary hand to spine, pink-sprinkled boards and pages edges, pp. , 880, . Binding bumped, rubbed and chipped at extremities, mild foxing and browning to pages, spine and hinges tender; otherwise a very good copy of the first edition of one of Bartoli’s late works. Daniello Bartoli was a seventeenth-century Italian Jesuit historiographer and scholar, celebrated by Giacomo Leopardi as the ‘Dante of Italian prose’. Text in Italian.
BARTOLI, Daniello., Delle opere del P. Daniello Bartoli. Della Compagnia di Giesu. Le Morali. Con un Indice copioso., Nella Stamperia del Varese, 1684
KISLUK-GROSHEIDE, Danielle; KROHN, Deborah L.; LEBEN, Ulrich (eds.)., Salvaging the Past: Georges Hoentschel and French Decorative Arts from the Metropolitan Museum of Art., The Bard Graduate Center: Decorative Arts, Design History, Material Culture; The Metroplitan Museum of Art and Yale University Press, 2013