12mo., contemporary full vellum with handwritten (in contemporary hand) titling to spine, pp. , 406, dedicated to Cardinal Flavio Chigi, containing:  Il setaccio in cui si ripassa la farina de’pronostici. D’Osmur Zerith Gran Satrapa della Persia (forwarded with a letter dated 31 January, 1649, and from a prison in Naples, to Emanuele del Pino, with the pseudonym Acmat Ziruf, in which he makes, retrospectively, the prediction that there would be a revolt in Naples in 1647; the main text discusses the astrological prophesying of crop yields); and  Lettione e vaticinio di tutto l’anno in generale. Spine cracking apart from text block, some worming, discoloration to spine, library stamp on title page. First and only edition of this v. scarce compendium of two essays by the Abruzzese nobleman Pompeo Colonna, a figure of distinction in the history of Abruzzo.Text in Italian.
COLONNA, Pompeo, Operette contra gli astrologastri. Ed a favore de’buoni Astrologi, overo a favore dell’Astrologia fin a quel segno ch’essa deve trattarsi., Appresso Angelo Bernabo’, 1657
GOULD, Robert Freke., Military Lodges (1732-1899): The Apron and the Sword, Freemasonry Under Arms; Being an account of lodges in regiments and ships of war, and of famous soldiers and sailors (of all countries) who have belonged to the society […] By Robert Freke Gould (late 31st Foot, Barrister-at-law) […], Gale and Polden Ltd., 1899
Biographies & Letters
MACLEAN, Charles., An Excursion in France, and Other Parts of the Continent of Europe; from the Cessation of Hostilities in 1801, to the 13th of December 1803. Including a narrative of the unprecedented detention of the English travellers in that country, as prisoners of war., [A. Strahan] for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1804