1712. Item #A6459
Veronese, Scipione (marchese di Maffei). Della Scienza chiamata Cavalleresca. Venice: Luigi Pavino 1712. 2nd ed. (1st pub. 1710). , 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. ** 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.