954 pp. volume on the "hidden treasures" of Rome, including a brief treatise on the 1600 Jubliee, its origins, and ceremonies, as well as chapters on the catacombs, the titles, deaconships, and bishoprics of cardinals, relics, and the stations, with a focus on the churches of Rome, indices. Not illustrated. Some very minor scattered staining and foxing, small loss to last page, missing final "Registro" page. 8vo. Old vellum, handwritten title to spine, some very minor soiling and staining. Rome (Luigi Zannetti) 1600. Rossetti 7781, Borroni 7984, Fossati Bellani 856, Kissner 987, Ranghiasci 517, Schudt 439, Sicari 256. Provenance: From the library of Sergio Rossetti.
Ottavio Panciroli was a theologian who published this work to commemorate the 1600 Jubilee. In his "letter to readers" he states that this work was explicitly intended to counter the recently-published "Cose Meravigliose", expanded and revised by the Augustinian friar Santi Solinori. The most innovative and important feature of "I Tesori Nascosti", in terms of the breadth and credibility of coverage, is its treatment of the churches of Rome. Panciroli set out to provide a comprehensive overview of Rome's churches, describing 313 of them, as opposed to only 141 covered in "Cose Meravigliose". This work became an important reference source for Panciroli's successors. A scarce copy of the first edition of this important work.
Book ID: 48913