Small 4to., contemporary full leather with decorative tooling to boards and gilt ornamentation to spine, pp. [2 blank], 189, , with some ornamentation and decorative initials to pages. Joints tender, binding bumped and chipped, some staining to final pages; otherwise very good, text block tight and generally clean. Vituperative attack on Roman Inquisition written by Italian ex-Catholic Girolamo Bartolomeo Piazza, who resided in England, converted to Anglicanism, and taught Italian and French at Cambridge. The book is dedicated to the British monarch George I. Text in English with French translation opposite.
PIAZZA, Girolamo Bartolomeo [Hierom Bartholomew; Hierome Barthelemi]., A Short and True Account of the Inquisition and its Proceeding, As it is practis’d in Italy, Set forth in some Particular Cases. Whereunto is added, An Extract Out of an Authentick Book of Legends of the Roman Church. [Relation Succincte & Veritable de L’Inquisition Et de ses Procedures, Comme il se pratique en Italie, Ce qui est represente dans des Cas Particuliers. A’quoi est ajoute Un Extrait D’un Livre Authentique de Legendes de l’Eglise Romane]., William Bowyer [Guillaume Bowyer], 1722
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