MARIGNY, François Augier de.

Storia degli Arabi sotto il governo de'Califi.

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Storia degli Arabi sotto il governo de’Califi.

Venice, Pietro Valvasense, 1753-54.

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A splendidly bound first edition set in Italian of this chronological history of the Eastern Caliphs, successors of the Prophet and the Emperors of Constantinople until 1258 and the capture of Baghdad by the Mongol forces under Hulagu Khan. With a historical preface and chronological & genealogical table.

Description

First edition in Italian; 8 parts in 4 vols, 12mo (162 x 90 mm.); woodcut title decorations, initials and other decorations, folding letterpress table, vol.I lacking initial [?]blank, light damp-staining towards end of vol.IV, but overall internally very good; bound in full contemporary red morocco with elaborate foliate decorations and decorative roll borders to covers, spines with decorative gilt designs & lettering in compartments within gilt roll-tooled bands, all edges gilt, plain silk doublures, minor rubbing to edges but a fine set; LXXII, 297, [1]; 300; 305, [1]; 268.

Ex libris A. Donati (later bookplate to front pastedowns); contemporary ink name in Italian to title-pages.

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