London, South Kensington
8 December 2000
VERTOT, René Aubert de. The History of the Knights of Malta ... Illustrated with LXXI. Heads of the Grand Masters, &c., London: for G. Strahan (and others), 1728. 2 volumes, 2° (336 x 220mm.), frontispiece portrait of Vertot engraved by L. Cars after J. Delijen, titles printed in red and black with woodcut devices, 5 folding engraved maps and plans, 71 engraved portraits by J. F. Cars (some mainly marginal browning, vol. one wormed at lower margin towards end, portrait, title and index to vol. II wormed at margins), contemporary mottled calf, spines gilt in compartments (rebacked, rubbed and scratched, corners bumped), armorial bookplate of HANS SLOANE. FIRST ENGLISH EDITION.
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