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Historia Summorum Pontificum.. Per Eorum Numismata

Historia Summorum Pontificum.. Per Eorum Numismata by DU MOLINET, Claudio (1679)

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Author: DU MOLINET, Claudio
Title: Historia Summorum Pontificum A Martino V. Ad Innocentium XI Per Eorum Numismata
Year: 1679
Publisher: Apud Ludovicum Billaine bibliopolam Parisiensem ... [typis Andreae Cramoisy]
Place: Paris
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £275
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[20] pp 226 [2] Richly illustrated folio history of papal medals from Martin V in 1417 up until Innocent XI in 1678, a year prior to the book's publication. Early vellum over boards, calf spine label and a small paper label with number at the foot of the spine. Ownership inscription of the 'St Francis' Monastery, West Gorton [near Manchester] 1883. From the Library of he late Chevalier William Hutchinson...' and an 1841 Roman bookplate opposite (The Franciscans arrived in West Gorton in 1861, employing E W Pugin to design their foundation which closed for worship in 1989.) The text is collated and complete with a half-title, engraved titlepage and full page illustrations of coins and medals throughout, concluding with a final leaf of register and colophon. Small circular blue stamp at foot of title page and on blank verso of title page, otherwise unmarked by library stamps. Dust-soiling to endpapers, heavy browning to some pages and many of the plates.
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