Lot 4 of 515:
History of Cardinal Alberoni w/folding plans 1720  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$180
Estimate:
$300 - $500

Title:
Histoire du Cardinal Alberoni, et de son Ministere, jusqu' a la fin de l'Année 1719. Par Mr. J. R
Author:
Rousset de Missy, Jean
Place:
La Haye
Publisher:
Chez La Veuve D'Adrien Moetjens
Date:
1720
Description:

2 volumes. [8], 291; 328, 21 pp. Titles in red & black with woodcut printer's device. With 4 folding engraved plans. (12mo) 15.5x9 cm (6x3¾"), Modern red morocco with gilt borders, gilt decorated spine compartments; gilt dentelles, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Third Edition. 

Handsome example of this third and best edition, apparently enlarged and corrected and contains the folding plans for the first time. It is preceded by two editions of 1719. With the armorial bookplates of Johannes Naylor Leightonensis.

Giulio Alberoni was an Italian cardinal and statesman in the service of Philip V of Spain. He is known also for being a remarkable soldier and great gourmet who advised the Spanish court on table manners and menus.

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Condition:
Interiors bright with some faint toning and a bit of faint spotting; near fine.
 
Item number:
309063
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