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ODOARDO, di S. Francesco Saverio. O.C.D. fl. 1738
Dissertazione.Della Mano Destra Di S. Gio. Battista
P. Ferri, Rome, 1738. Only Edition of this illustrated history of the five right hands of John the Baptist - that's right, five. The first part relates the relic's translations based on a 10th-century oration. The second part examines John's right hands - in Malta, Siena, Venice, Warsaw and Rampagnano. As the last falls in the dedicatee's diocese, we get an account of its miracles and history and the rules of its cult. In March 1735 the hand changed position of its own accord: the engravings show the before and after. I have located two copies in North America. In good condition (two quires browned), bookplate of Franco Novacco. Chevalier, Répertoire des sources.du moyen âge: bio-bibliographie II: 2359; not in Cosmae de Villiers' Bibliotheca carmelitana. Contemporary gilt calf, outer frame of palm leaves, scroll work, foliage, blooms and azured volutes, GILT ARMS OF THE DEDICATEE ABP. ALESSANDRO BORGIA ON THE FRONT COVER, unidentified arms on the rear cover, spine gilt, marbled pastedowns, plain flyleaves, all edges gilt [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Bruce McKittrick Rare Books, Inc. [Narberth, PA, U.S.A.]
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