Lot 25 of 429:
Life of St. John of Capestrano, 1661  

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Title:
Compendio dell'heroiche virtù e miracolose attioni del B. Giovanni da Capestrano, dell'Ordine di minori osservanti detto tromba di Christo, & estirpatore dell'heresie...
Author:
Barberio, Giovanni Battista
Place:
Rome
Publisher:
Typis Dragondellianis
Date:
1661
Description:

[8], 151, [1], 48, [4] pp. Engraved portrait plate of Giovanni da Capestrano. (4to) 22.2x15.5 cm (8¾x6¼"), period limp vellum. First Edition.

The life of St. John of Capestrano (1386-1456), Franciscan friar and Catholic priest from the Italian town of Capestrano, Abruzzo, known as the "Soldier Saint" for leading a crusade against invading Ottoman Turks. OCLC/WorldCat locates only seven copies.

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Condition:
Spine strip perished, insect damage to top left corner of front cover affecting corner of half title and the top edge of title and a few following leaves, short tear at foot of title; some light foxing within, darkening to a few pages; very good.
 
Item number:
298424d
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