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247 copper engraved plates of religious costumes 1722  

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Catalogo degli ordini religiosi Della Chiesa Militante. Espressi con Imagini, e spiegati con una breve narrazione

Buonanni, Filippo

Romae [Rome]

Giorgio Placco



2 [of 3?] volumes. Unpaginated. With 247 copper engraved plates. Opposite the plates are 2 columns of descriptive text, one in Latin, the other in Italian. (4to) 23x17 cm (9x7"), bound in modern quarter polished calf and brown cloth, black morocco spine labels lettered in gilt; new endpapers. Third Edition.

With over 200 copper engravings depicting the costumes of different religious orders (men, women, and students of religious colleges) designed by Andrea Antonio Orazi  and engraved by Arnoldo Wanvesterouth.  There is a third part to this 3rd Edition that is not present here. The final plate (no. 108) of vol. 2 is not present and does not appear to have been originally included. Else an excellent example of these two  scarce volumes.

Lot Amendments

Light soiling to cloth, some scuffing to calf; interiors bright with some scattered light foxing; a nice copy.

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