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SUARES, Joseph Marie (1599--1677)
Iosephi Mariae Svaresii episcopi vasionensis Praenestes antiqvae libri dvo
Romae typis Angeli Bernabò, haeredis Manelfi Manelfii, 1655.
[10], 50, [2], 51--102, [2], 103--292, [2] p., [7] pl. (4 fold.) : illus. ; 22.0 cm. (4º)

First edition. The unnumbered leaf bound after p. 50 gives a historical note on the three large folding engraved plates illustrating the Temple of Fortune at Praenestes (now Palestrina, some 35 km east of Rome) according to the reconstruction by Pietro Berrettini da Cortona. The unnumbered leaf following p. 102 is an uncancelled blank concluding the first book. A new edition of the work was published in Leiden by Vander Aa in 1723: see BAL, Early printed books, no. 3210.

Copy Notes Bought from Josiah Taylor for 5s., 15 September 1806. (Spiers Box. Taylor, Priestley & Weale). Ink ownership stamp on early front free-endpaper Lord Milford, presumably Sir Richard Philipps 7th Baronet, of Picton in Pembrokeshire, who was created Lord Milford in the Irish peerage in 1776.

Binding C18th vellum covers (lower with faint centrepiece and curly frame tooled in blind) attached to early-C20th? sheep spine with black letter-stamping 'Iosephi/ Mariae/ Suaresii/ 1655'.

Reference Number 3394


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