London, South Kensington
7 June 2010
QUIRINI, Angelo Maria (1680-1755), Bishop of Brescia. Primordia Corcyrae. Brescia: Giovanni-Maria Rizzardi, 1738. 2 parts (of 3) in one volume, 4° (280 x 204mm). Half-title, title printed in red and black with small engraved map of Corfu, divisional title to appendix (part II) with small engraved plan of Corfu town, two engraved plates, three engraved initials, one engraved tailpiece. (Divisional title lightly soiled and cleanly torn with old paper repair to verso, occasional light spotting.) Contemporary vellum, light blue edges (light worming to paste downs). Provenance: Angelo Maria Quirini (author's ink presentation inscription on front pastedown to:) -- Maria Mazzuchelli -- 20th-century stamp to title.
AUTHOR'S OWN COPY OF HIS SECOND EXPANDED EDITION CONTAINING THE RARE Appendix sacrae quaedam Corcyrae primordia which comprises correspondence between Quirini and Pope Benedict XIII concerning the customs of Corfu. The author was Latin Archbishop of Corfu between 1723 and 1727. The third part merely assembles comments on Corfu by other authors that appear in the main text. Blackmer 1373.
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