I miracoli. Libri due di Giuseppe Bartoli all'occasione che i chierici regolari di Somasca solennizzano nella citta di Fossano la canonizzazione fatta dal regnante sommo pontefice Clemente XIII [...].
Large 4to. 126, (2) pp. With engraved frontispiece, engr. title vignette, 5 engr. headpieces, 5 engr. initials, and 1 engr. tailpiece as well as several woodcuts in the text. Contemporary calf with marbled pastedowns; spine decoratively gilt; all edges red.
Only edition of this poem in ottava rima dedicated to Pope Clemens XIII. The appendix (p. 53 ff.) is a "Dissertazione sopra un' arca marmorea effigiata dagli antichi cristiani" in Ancona.
With beautiful decorations by the Turin engraver Angelo Ghizzardi (cf. Thieme/B. XIII, 573). The title vignette shows the arms of the Pope, who was to die, quite surprisingly, the following year.
Giuseppe Bartoli (1717-88) was "the antiquary of the King of Sardinia, [...] studied law at Padua, [...] but as he was more inclined toward philosophy and the arts he tutored in these, and was soon associated with Marchese Poleni, teacher of experimental physics, a post he quit after three years, to become professor of the arts in Turin in 1745" (cf. Jöcher/A. I, 1469).
A few Hebrew interspersions. Slightly browned throughout due to paper; binding somewhat rubbed (especially the gilt spine). A slight paper defect in the title page resulting from an erased stamp has been unobtrusively repaired with Japanese paper.
ICCU TO0E\003596. Not in Gamba, Graesse, Brunet, Ebert, Kat. der Ornamentstichslg. Berlin.