Apr 09, 2015 - Sale 2379

Sale 2379 - Lot 22

Estimate: $ 2,000 - $ 3,000
BOSIO, GIACOMO. Histoire des Chevaliers de l'Ordre de l'Hospital de S. Jean de Hierusalem. [8], 1037, [54] pages, including engraved title. Folio, 247x162 mm, contemporary calf with gilt arms and monograms of Audebert Catin, Seigneur de Chartret (Olivier 633), rebacked retaining most of original backstrip, pastedowns renewed; contents toned or browned, marginal dampstaining mostly at beginning and end, intermittent worming generally not impairing legibility, occasional heavy foxing, particularly severe on index leaves. Lyon: heirs of Guillaume Rouillé, 1612

Additional Details

first edition in french of the authoritative early history of the Knights Hospitaller; the original edition in Italian was published in 1594-1602. See also lot 144.