Knights of Malta 1772 Chevaliers de Rhodes Vertot lovely rare 6 vol. gilt leather setBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
[Crusaders, Knights Hospitaller, Knights of Rhodes, Knights of Malta].
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Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem Apelles Depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes et Aujourd'hui Chevaliers de Malthe, by M. l'Abbe de Vertot.
Published 1772, Paris by Babuty.
6 volumes, complete, index at rear.
Period full acid-etched leather bindings, raised bands, spines gilt lettered and richly decorated, lovely marbled end papers.
Pleasing set, displaying signs of time and handling, various small defects to leather or contents (never severe or bothersome), retaining a pleasing and noble age patina and overall shelf appearance.
Small chipping at spine ends, some joints cracked, all covers firmly and well attached, set remains sound, tight, mostly clean inside and out as issued.
Scarce and fascinating 18th century set on the Knights of Malta.
Books measure: 6 3/4" H X 4 1/4" W.
Set along the shelf measures: 3 1/2".