Della Scienza chiamata Cavalleresca
Venice: Luigi Pavino, 1712. Second edition. Hardcover. , 417, p, 2 decorative woodcut initials. Printed in italics and Roman. Although ex-college library (bookplate, perforated stamp on title page), a very good sturdy copy in old vellum (old stain, soil). Early ink notes on front endpaper. Good. Item #26459
First published in 1710. A three-part treatise on the virtues of societal meritocracy, by the Enlightenment philosopher, dramatist, soldier, archaeologist, antiquarian, and Fellow of the Royal Society. Presented in the guise of a treatise on chivalry. (WorldCat locates very few copies in the U.S.) Can be sent outside the U.S. for less than the default shipping rate.