Geneva: Pietro Auberto, 1629.
Seconda Editione, riueduta e corretta dall'. Leather bound. 8 3/4" X 7". 842pp, plus 6 leaves of index ("Tavola"). Bound in full contemporaneous speckled calf, with five raised bands to spine, lettered in gilt over Morocco label. Upper board through page 2 completely detached from binding. Leather dark and brittle, with chipping to edges and extremities and boards exposed at corners, edges, extremities, exterior hinges, and spine. Semi-removed label to rear board. Ex libris Daniel Creswell, D.D., 1776–1844, the British clergyman and mathematician, author of Sermons on Domestic Duties and The Elements of Linear Perspective, with his armorial bookplate to front pastedown. Armorial bookplate of Howard Granville Hanrott to front free endpaper. Pages age-toned. An admittedly very worn 1629 second edition of the major work of the Venetian historian, prelate, scientist, statesman, and canon lawyer Paolo Sarpi (1552–1623), his unofficial, political history of The Council of Trent. Sarpi's writings were influential to Thomas Hobbes, Edward Gibbon, and John Adams, and he was called by John Milton "the great unmasker." Poor. Item #5916