Title: Histoire du Pape Sixte-Quint, 1859
Author: Just-Jean-Etienne Roy
Publisher: Tours, Ad Mame et Cie
A mid 19th century edition of Roy’s history of Pope Sixtus V. As Pope, he fervently rooted out corruption and lawlessness across Rome. The cost of these works was met by heavy taxation that caused much suffering. His foreign policy was regarded as over-ambitious, and he excommunicated both Elizabeth I of England and Henry IV of France. He is recognized as a significant figure of the Counter-Reformation.
This edition is bound in a brilliantly decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with white and blue against golden gilt.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 187 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in fair shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the boards, with the central panel having been removed from the front board, and the tissue guard being partially torn. There is minor foxing and staining throughout.