RICCIOLI, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, S.J. Chronologiae reformatae . . . tomus primus[-tertius]. , xv, , 404, ; , 236, 324,  pages, including half-title and 2 engraved additional titles. 3 parts in 2 volumes. Folio, 355x245 mm, contemporary vellum boards with calligraphic spine titles in ink, Volume 1 front hinge cracked, rear cover partly worn through along fore edge, lower outer corner of Volume 2 rear cover damaged; dampstains at bottom of half-title and additional title in Volume 1, contents otherwise clean, hole in blank outer margin of A2 in Volume 3. Bologna: heirs of Domenico Barbieri, 1669
Estimate $800 - 1,200
first edition.of Riccioli's principal work on chronology. The first part deals with time measurement and calendar systems in antiquity; the second contains annals of the world from the Creation to 1668; and the third, chronologies of biblical and church figures, rulers, persecutions, heretics, church councils, etc. Houzeau & Lancaster 12847.