Ferrari, Guido. Res bello gestae auspiciis M. Theresiae Augustae ab eius regni initio. Ad annum MDCCLXIII [...].

Vienna, Trattner, 1773.

8vo. (8), 104 pp. Title-page printed in red and black. With engraved title vignette. Contemporary half calf over marbled boards with giltstamped spine and spine-label. Patterned pastedowns. All edges red.


Only edition, rare. Catalogue and commentary of 214 inscriptions commemorating key events in the reign of Maria Theresa. This uncommon epigraphic approach to political history by the Novara historian Ferrari (1717-91) provides a compact overview of the armed conflicts in which the young sovereign was involved between 1740 and 1763, including the war with Prussia. Further, it includes inscriptions mentioning historic achievements and events such as the coronations in Budapest and Prague.

An inkstain to the title-page, otherwise very well preserved. Rarely seen in the trade.


Seemann 2569. Giese 1255. Kayser II, 205. Wurzbach IV, 193. De Backer/S. III, 675, 30. OCLC 258278887.

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