4to., contemporary card wrappers, pp. 272. Second edition, first with this title, the first having been published in Assisi, the same year, with the title, “I liberi muratori schiacciati”. A work whose authorship is an issue of contention. On the title page of this copy is written: “del Sig. abate Pietro Mogas Sac. Spagnuolo d. C. di gesu con note dell’abate Pietro Saveria Casseda pompeiopolitano”. The authorship has also been attributed to the French mason Gabriel-Louis-Calabre Perau. Binding worn, spine tender, pages and card wrappers foxed, a hole burnt out of the outer margin of the title page, no more than 4cm in diameter, with no loss of text or printed material; otherwise a good copy with full margins, some pages uncut. Text in Italian.
I segreti del massonismo svelati al pubblico per lume, e cautela de’ cattolici.
Machiavelli, Niccolo`; Dacres, Edward, Machiavel’s discourses upon the first decade of T. Livius, translated out of the Italian. To which is added his Prince: with some marginal animadversions noting and taxing his errors, Printed for Charles Harper at the Flower-de-luce over against St. Dunstans Church, and John Amery at the Peacock over against Fetter-lane, both in Fleet-street, 1674
Sorbière, Samuel de; Sprat, Dr. Thomas, A Voyage to England: Containing Many Things relating to the State of Learning, Religion, and Other Curiosities of the Kingdom; As also, Observations on the Fame Voyage, by Dr. Thomas Sprat, Fellow of the Royal Society, and now Lord Bishop of Rochester; With, A Letter of Monsieur Sorbiere’s Concerning the War between England and Holland in 1652, Printed and Sold by J. Woodward, 1709
Biographies & Letters
Burnet, Gilbert; Robert Parsons and Samuel Johnson, Some Passages in the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester. With a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the said Earl, By the Rev. Robert Parsons. To this edition is prefixed an Account of the Life and Writings of the Earl of Rochester, by Dr. Samuel Johnson., W. Lowndes, 1787