Panegyric verses and calligrams in Arabic

[Propaganda Fide]. Christinae Suecorum, Gothorum, Vandalorumque reginae piae, felici, augustae Sacrae Congregationis de Fide Propaganda Collegium perhumane inuisenti Collegii Eucharisticon.

Rome, ex Typographia Sacrae Congregationis, 1656.

4to (175 x 230 mm). (46) pp. With 1 folded leaf of plates, title vignette, head- and tail-pieces. Signatures: A-C4, D4¹, E4, F². 19th century marbled wrappers.

 1,800.00

Panegyric verses and calligrams in Arabic, Syriac, Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, as well as in Dutch, Spanish, French, and Italian, presented by the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide to Queen Christina of Sweden, celebrating her conversion to Catholicism and arrival in Rome. Authors include Leone Allacci, Iacobus Avodius, Giovanni Battista Iona, Reiner Anslo, Giacomo Filippo Camola, and Abraham Ecchellensis, who contributed the calligrams.

A few old tears repaired with paper by an earlier owner. Very rare; only two copies outside Italy recorded in OCLC (Columbia University; Newberry Library).

OCLC 224496330.

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