Year/Century: 18th century
Description: The history of the emperors and other princes who ruled throughout the first six centuries of the church, including their conflicts with Jews, pagan settlers, and notable individuals of the era. (A chronicle of the wars waged by the Emperors and other Princes against the Jews, secular writers, and the most notable individuals of their era) by LENAIN DE TILLEMONT [Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de Tillemont] Venise: Chez Francois Pitteri, 1732–1739. First Venetian edition, following the first five volumes published in Paris between 1690 and 1701, and the sixth posthumous book published based on the author's manuscript in 1738. Joan Cattini signed six title vignettes. Generous 4to (8 1/4 by 11 3/4"). Int. I: 712pp, xl. Int. II: 626 pages, xiv. Int. III: 587 pages, xxviii. Int. IV: 751 pages, xxxii. Int. IV: , pp, 868 columns (Index). Int. V: 878 pages, xxxvi. Two pages have a tiny, 2 centimeter tear in the upper margin; the text is unaffected. Int. VI: 711 pages, xxxi. Complete original vellum binding in Italian. A little loss and peeling of the spine labels. Extremely light foxing on occasion. snug fittings. Excellent internal condition, with the exception of a minor amount of edge wear on a few pages in volume 5. Louis-Sebastien Le Nain de Tillemont was a French ecclesiastical historian who lived from 30 November 1637 to 10 January 1698.
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