Venice, Italy: Gio[vanni] Battista Recurti, 1752. Engraved Title Page. First Edition. Full Vellum. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Very Good-. Item #L024830
xxxii + 446 + pp. Text in Italian. Three-part work covering the three stages of entry into religious life for women, by an 18th century Venetian priest; dedicated to the Virgin Mary, St. Joseph and St. Francis de Sales respectively. Bound in full period white vellum, plain endpapers. Fair to good (wear to spine and spine edges, leading edge and foredge of upper cove r and lower edge of lower cover; slight internal browning and/or foxing, previous owner's inscriptions on first preliminary leaf and title page). Prov enance: Library of the nun Luisa Maria Michelozzi (with her signature on title page); inscriptions would indicate the return to the Michelozzi family following her death. Interesting and uncommon volume.