Lot 182 of 230:
Scaramelli's handbook of mystical theology, 1773  

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Scaramelli, Giovanni Battista

In Napoli

Nella stamperia di Vincenzo Manfredi



2 volumes in 1. xvi, 390; [2], 99 pp. Title page printed in red & black, with woodcut printer's device. Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by F. de Grado. (4to) 23.5x17.5 cm (9¼x6¾"), period vellum, inked spine title. 

A key work by the Italian Jesuit ascetical writer Giovanni Battista Scaramelli (1687-1752), being a handbook of mystical theology. Old owner's inscription to title page dated 1781. 

Lot Amendments

Piece missing from spine near head; offset to title page, light foxing within; very good.

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