Giannettasio, Nicola Partenio, SJ. Historia Neapolitana, in tres tomos divisa.

Naples, Michele Luigi Muzio, (1712-)1713.

4to. 3 vols. (20), 476 pp. (2), 534 pp., final blank. (2), 566 pp., final blank. 19th-century marbled half calf on four raised bands with double giltstamped labels to spine. Marbled endpapers. Edges sprinkled in red.


First edition of this history of Naples, on which the Neapolitan Jesuit N. P. Giannettasio (1648-1715) had been working since 1701. "The author promised a fourth volume, which was never prepared" (cf. De Backer/S.).

Some browning and brownstaining; old marginalia (occasionally slightly trimmed by later binder's knife); old ownerships obliterated from title pages. Prettily bound set from the library of the Ducs de Luynes at the Château de Dampierre: their bookplate reproducing the arms of Charles Marie d'Albert de Luynes (1783-1839), 7th Duc de Luynes, on pastedown. Rare.


De Backer/Sommervogel III, 1388, 13. Lozzi 2986. Coleti 213. ICCU NAPE\000447. Fera 1743 ("Rarissimo").