Title: Istoria del Concilio di Trento, Parte Prima, 1757
Author: Sforza Pallavicino
Publisher: In Napoli
A history of the Council of Trent, in two volumes, being only the first.
The ecumenical council, or general council as it's sometimes been called over the near past two millennia, has been a conference of theologians and ecclesiastical representatives gathered from across the world to convene in an election to gain approval from the entire of the Christian Church in all it's sects and denominations.
From the First Council of Nicaea in 325 recognizing the Divinity of Christ to the Second Vatican Council in 1965, which took attempts to become marginally more modern, important decisions have been made here.
The Council of Trent was no less important, with its work on church reform, strengthened clerical discipline and education, and rejection of Protestantism among other things. This was pretty much the springboard for the Counter-Reformation. This is the first part of two volumes.
1 vellum binding in 4to, 630 pages + index
The binding is 18th century vellum stretched out over wooden boards, and has some corner damage on the front board. The gilded title on the spine is still present. There is also staining on the front and back, but overall, a fair copy.