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Book Number 2827 
Author Rene Aubert de Vertot 
Title Histoire des Chevaliers Hospitaliers de S. Jean de Jerusalem, appellex depuis Chevaliers de Rhodes, et Aujourd hui Chevalier de Malthe. 
Date c. 1732 
Publisher Wetsteins & Smith 
Place of Publication Amsterdam 
Edition Second edition.  
Volume Information Five volumes. 
Cover Contemporary full speckled calf rebacked expertly, spine in six embossed compartments of raised bands, black morocco label on two, all edges speckled, endpapers renewed.  
Illustration Title in red and black and with a printer's device, elaborate head and tail pieces throughout. With 6 plates, being the frontispiece, the portrait plate, and 4 folding maps, including a map of the Mediterranean, the island of Rhodos, the island of Malta and of its fortifications at Valetta. 
Size 8vo (165mm x 100mm)  
Condition A very good set, maps are clean and crisp. 
Provenance  
Pagination P. Volume 1. frontis, title, blank, (12), 1-614; Volume 2. title, blank, 1-618; Volume 3. title, blank, 1-582; Volume 4. title, blank, 1-460; Volume 5. title, blank, 1-448, index (61), (1). 
Reference Cioranescu 66185 
Translation Info  
Notes Réné-Aubert Vertot was an important French historian. Among his works is the Histoire de la conjuration de Portugal (1690). The book was received with favour, and in 1695 appeared the Histoire des révolutions de Suède (History of the Swedish revolutions). In 1703 Vertot was made a member of the Académie des inscriptions. Besides contributions to the Mémoires of the Académie and other minor works, he wrote the Révolutions romains (1719) and then his important work on the Knights of St. Jean (Malta), the Histoire des chevaliers hospitaliers de Saint-Jean de Jérusalem.  
Price (US$) 3500  
Short Description ; Book Mediterranean 
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