Vicenza: Giacomo Amadio, 1668. 2 parts in one volume, thick 8vo (215 x 158 mm). , 466, pp.; , 376pp. Two etched and engraved titles and 15 folding plates by Jacopo Ruffoni. Contemporary vellum. An entirely original copy, unrestored, the binding worn and with losses; intermittent dampstaining throughout, several closed tears to folding plates. The plates clean and fresh. Item #403052
Scarce expanded edition of this important genealogical work, unusual to find especially with the second part. First published in Venice by Pinelli in 1652, and with a final 17th-century edition published in 1694 in Bologna by Longhi. The text is an authoritative history of the dynasties and events linked to the kingdoms and republics of France, Spain, Austria, Great Britain, Flanders, Italy (Republic of Venice, Genoa, the Medici, the Estensi, the Savoy, Gonzaga, Farnesi, Alerami, Paleologhi, Montefeltri, Della Rovere, Dukes of Mirandola, and other families). Not mentioned in many of the standard bibliographies, illustrated by beautiful genealogical plates.