Antverpiae: Andreae Frisi, 1668. Tempesta, Antonio. Hardcover. 12mo. Near Fine / No Jacket. Item #001923
Full vellum. Spine lettered.  576 p.p., plus  p.p. index. Engraved half-title page and engraved vignette on title-page. Features  engravings, illustrating numerous medieval torture methods and devices. Atonio Gallonio [1556-1605] was a Roman priest in the Congregation of the Oratory. Interested in the Martyrs, Gallonio studied the various methods of torture they endured, which resulted in a book about the subject, first appearing in Italy in 1591. Bookplate of Hal Hitchcok to front pastedown. Soiling to covers. Small early doodle on title-page. Slight bumping at corners. Small bumps on spine. Rubbing to outer edges. Light damp stains to head and foot of first few leaves. Interior clean and crisp. Bright. A near fine copy.