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
GRANARA, Giovanni Stefano., Dell’antichita ed origine di Roma. Dissertazione istorica di Giovanni Stefano Granara C.R. Ministro degl’infermi, dedicata all’Em.mo e Rev.mo Principe il Signor Cardinale Francesco Borghese. Opera che serve d’introduzione a qualunque Istoria, la quale tratti dell’antica Roma., Appresso Giammaria Lazzaroni, 1734
Biographies & Letters
TOPLIS, William., A Genealogical History of the English Sovereigns, from William I. to George III. inclusive, accompanied with A brief Statement of the principal Events in each Reign; Biographical notices of all the noble families connected with the royal houses; and illustrated by genealogical tables., Thomas Underwood, 1814